Then and Now: Northwest Corner of 16th and I Streets, NW

Justice Horace Gray House, 1601 Eye Street NorthwestThen: The home occupied by Justice Horace Gray. Gray was on the Supreme Court from 1882 to 1902. This structure later became the location of  a Christian Science Reading Room.

Third_Church_of_Christ,_Scientist_-_Washington,_D.C.Now: The Brutalist Third Church of Christ, Scientist. The church was built in 1971. Since opening, the building has not been well suited for the church, which has experienced declining attendance at its services. It currently has received the green light for demolition.

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Then and Now: Northwest Corner of 16th and I Streets, NW”

  1. What a loss for the city, the Gray residence, pulled down in 1967 along with the Tuckerman House across I Street the same year, as the adjacent building was the Gordon Hotel.
    Want to know more tidbits about these vanised landmarks, Sixteenth Street Architecture Vol. 2, AIA, has detailed information.

  2. […] I guess I shouldn’t get too hung up about this building’s imminent demise. After all, the site once was the home of a Supreme Court Justtice, Horace Gray, and then was a Christian Science Reading Room, before it became a Brutalist […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: