Diamond in the Rough

Detail 3622 Georgia AvenueThere are a few buildings on Georgia Avenue that I hope they save when the City finally gets around to implementing their Great Streets program. The building at 3622 Georgia Ave is one of those. Its largely intact and doesn’t appear to need much to repair the facade. I have no way of knowing what the inside is like. It does have some nice stonework, as you can see from the photographs.

I haven’t been able to find out much about the building so far, but what I have discovered is that the building permit was issued for the site in April of 1919.

By 1926, it had been completed for a while and veterinarian Dr. E. E. Reubush was operating out of the location.

Times certainly changed over the years, because by April of 1976, D.C. Councilman Douglas E. Moore, who had operated an African specialty shop out of the building, was being evicted by U.S. marshals.

Based on the remaining sign, home improvements was the last business that operated there.3622-georgia-ave

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One Response to “Diamond in the Rough”

  1. Needs work, definitely should be protected like Lion’s next door and the old Hunger Stopper Restaurant to the right.

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