In a discussion last week a reader inquired about 925 5th Street NW.
Check out 925 5th Street NW. That is the building next to Fun Fair that has no roof and only a facade. Apparently it is allowed to stand because under the plywood at the top is an art deco era material (vitrolite). Apparently it is one of the remaining “examples” of this material’s use in DC. Just because it is hiding under the plywood, do we have to keep a structurally unsound building and crack addict magnet? There is nothing special about that facade.
The photos are part of a larger set taken by James “Jad” Donohoe and uploaded to flickr in May of this year. Donohoe Development ultimately was awarded the 5th and Eye RFP in September.
Donohoe Development is interested in acquiring the properties on 5th Street to expand the Arts at 5th and I project towards K Street.