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Mr. Wash is Getting Demolished. What Else Has Recently Gone?

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The Mr. Wash car wash in Logan Circle isn't a local landmark per se, but news of its imminent closure this month does bring on a bit of that "Aw man!" feeling. The current site of the car wash and neighboring take-out place will become a 67-unit condo building. The condo conversion seems like a trend amongst many of the buildings that have come face to face with the wrecking ball within the past year, but to be fair, some of these locations will become hotels or office buildings. Here's a look at what has gone the way of the dodo in the past twelve months, and what will soon be coming in its stead. Let us know if we missed anything.


· Logan Circle Car Wash to Close, Making Way For 67-Unit Condo Project [UrbanTurf]
· Adams Morgan gas station gives way to condos, retail [GGW]
· Ontario Theatre Canopy and Marquee Live On in New Condos [CDC]
· Old Ontario Theatre Completely Demolished on Columbia Road [PoPville]
· NoMa Will Get Its Own Elevated Park at Old Greyhound Terminal [CDC]
· Raze Permit Issued for Former Greyhound Station in NoMa – Will Become Storey Park [PoPville]
· AdMo Church Soon To Be Luxury Hotel [CDC]
· 220 Key Adams Morgan Hotel Moving Forward [The 42 Bus]
· Here Are Some Photos of the Old NPR Building's Demolition [CDC]
· Boston Properties eyes raze permit for NPR office building [WBJ]

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1. Old NPR Headquarters

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635 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

A few months after the public radio juggernaut moved into their fancy new headquarters on North Capitol Street, the old building south of the Convention Center got a visit from the wrecking ball. Law firm Arnold & Porter will be moving into the new building that's going up at that location. Photo by Todd Huffman

2. Ontario Theater

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The Ontario Theater had a long life as everything from a first run theater to a punk rock venue, but it said goodbye at the end of October. The famous canopy and marquee will be featured in the new condo project at that location. Photo by Mr. T in DC

3. Greyhound Bus Lines

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1005 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20007

Not to be confused with this New York Avenue landmark, the most recent Greyhound terminal was demolished in November. The Greyhound bus lines now operate out of Union Station and that parcel of land will soon become the mixed use complex, Storey Park. Photo by Joe Warminsky.

4. Exxon

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1827 Adams Mill Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

The Exxon which had served Adams Morgan for nearly ninety years said goodbye in the late summer. The interesting thing about the condos that will replace the now demolished gas station is that it actually has been approved for an exception to the Height Act so that it can house a little community space on the roof for tenants. Photo by Flickr user rockcreek.

5. Washington City Paper

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2390 Champlain St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 332-2100

The long time Adams Morgan home that the alt-weekly shared with Pacifica Radio was vacated in May prior to the building's demolition. The space will become a part of the new Adams Morgan Historic Hotel, which is now called The Line.

6. Mr. Wash - Logan Circle

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1311 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 462-5573

The Logan Circle car wash will close this month and a 67-condo project will be going up in its stead.

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1. Old NPR Headquarters

635 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001

A few months after the public radio juggernaut moved into their fancy new headquarters on North Capitol Street, the old building south of the Convention Center got a visit from the wrecking ball. Law firm Arnold & Porter will be moving into the new building that's going up at that location. Photo by Todd Huffman

635 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

2. Ontario Theater

Washington D.C., DC

The Ontario Theater had a long life as everything from a first run theater to a punk rock venue, but it said goodbye at the end of October. The famous canopy and marquee will be featured in the new condo project at that location. Photo by Mr. T in DC

3. Greyhound Bus Lines

1005 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20007

Not to be confused with this New York Avenue landmark, the most recent Greyhound terminal was demolished in November. The Greyhound bus lines now operate out of Union Station and that parcel of land will soon become the mixed use complex, Storey Park. Photo by Joe Warminsky.

1005 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20007

4. Exxon

1827 Adams Mill Road Northwest, Washington, DC 20009

The Exxon which had served Adams Morgan for nearly ninety years said goodbye in the late summer. The interesting thing about the condos that will replace the now demolished gas station is that it actually has been approved for an exception to the Height Act so that it can house a little community space on the roof for tenants. Photo by Flickr user rockcreek.

1827 Adams Mill Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

5. Washington City Paper

2390 Champlain St NW, Washington, DC 20009

The long time Adams Morgan home that the alt-weekly shared with Pacifica Radio was vacated in May prior to the building's demolition. The space will become a part of the new Adams Morgan Historic Hotel, which is now called The Line.

2390 Champlain St NW
Washington, DC 20009

6. Mr. Wash - Logan Circle

1311 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

The Logan Circle car wash will close this month and a 67-condo project will be going up in its stead.

1311 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20005