In Glover Park, a two-story building that was once the home of an obscure cult is now undergoing a conversion by developer Lock 7 Development. The cult, known as the Finders, was led by a man named Marion Pettie and was described as "a bizarre cult of devil worshipers" by The New York Times in an article published in February 1987. What the cult really was is difficult to figure out as the Washington City Paper described the members as "mostly middle-aged men [who were] always in dark suits," while The Washington Post described the members as "feminists who were discriminated against because of 'their life style.'" It was later revealed that the Finders practiced "'brainwashing' rituals" that involved children in the duplex. With the development's grisly, grotesque history, Lock 7 Development is moving forward with a conversion that will enlarge the duplex from a four-unit development into a seven-unit development. A third story will also be added for a penthouse. According to Elevation DC, five of the condos will include two bedrooms and two bathrooms, while two of the condos will include one bedroom and one bathroom. Each of the units will feature a private entrance, large windows, and high-end traditional fixtures and finishes. The penthouse unit will have rooftop access and will encompass the top floor. The development will include six parking lot spaces. Prices have yet to be determined. Lock 7 Development was contacted for further comments on the development, but no response was given by the time of this article's publication.
· Glover Park duplex with bizarre history becoming condos [Elevation DC]
· Finders' Keeper [Washington City Paper]
· Inquiry Spreads on 6 Children and Cult [The New York Times]
· Cult Link Seen in Case of Unidentified Children [The New York Times]