Thursday, December 3, 2009
Under Contract: 1357 Good Hope Road
1357 Good Hope Road, the historic building (oldest existing building on Good Hope past 13th Street ... corner market since Douglass' day) many of us feared would meet with the wrecking ball, is under contract. The sale is expected to go through this week (fingers crossed).
it really is a bookend / gateway to the historic district. totally worth saving.
Rumor has it that a tech company from Virginia will restore the building as its new headquarters. The company is relocating to Anacostia to be close to the new Department of Homeland Security / Coast Guard HQ at St. Elizabeths just up MLK Ave.
This (potential) sale marks one of the first concrete examples of the economic development domino effect of Homeland Security on our neighborhood.
from the Warehouse Supermarket ... love how long 1357 is and the staggered windows (here's hoping 1st floor windows are restored)
Very Good News for Anacostia and for the larger DC pro-preservation community. ... if in fact this news is as certain as I hope.
photos by DG-rad