Well, that was quick. Due to a dangerously sagging facade, the new wood-block mural at MLK and Good Hope, along with what remained of the art deco facade of the old Peoples Drug are being torn down.
The corner in 1949:
the flourishing days of not-so-long-ago Anacostia...image from Historical Society of Washington, DC
Then in 2009:
when a truck bashed through the now-abandoned lot...
And in 2011:
see the Gateway to Ward 8 mural in the background...
And this afternoon:
notice the wood block in the crate...photo by @ruseriousingme
photo by @TheAdvoc8te
The above photos definitely show the mural being dismantled. I really hope that they take away all the debris rather than just backfill it into the hole. More updates as I get them...