1316 Ninth Street, NW
Thursday, July 10, 2008 4:09:16 PM
Grant Epstein presented his renovation plans for 1316 Ninth Street to the ANC (2F) and to Blagden Alley earlier this year. The demolition/cleanup in preparation for renovation began the week of May 30, or thereabouts.
On Thursday (July 3) the demolition (with bricks saved?) of the read stable/carriage house began. By late afternoon, the demolition was halted, and a demolished wall was being rebuilt.
Here's a back view of 1316 Ninth and rhe rest of the alley. You'll note that it's part of a whole string of buildings, old, historical buildings, and it contributes to that history. That's why it's part of an "historical district" (Blagden Alley and Naylor Court, to be precise.)
In case you forgot, or never had furniture repaired by Orlando over the years, here is Orlando Parks and Sheba when he had his shop in 1316:
Orlando has a new location in Naylor Court. Really good work, and reasonable.
Below is a final look at the old building, just prior to demolition beginning.
Then Thursday afternoon
You'll notice the building on the left, exposed down to the drywall. That's BeBar. The editor thought of titling this post "BeBar Exposed", but thought better of it.
And shortly thereafter:
There's a lot more to add, and I've just to get it organized. At the moment, it's in the hands of HPRB to decide if what has happened so far fits the original permit, and annotated blueprints.
Give me a day or two. Also, I have more photos.
And, for the photos, credit to Dave Salter and Roger Gilbertson. Many thank you's.