Thursday, April 2, 2009

updated drawings for 1531 9th street nw

here's the image that was displayed over at renew shaw today, representing what shiloh baptist church had proposed to build on the vacant lot they own at 1531 9th street nw. the pictures below show the changes that were made to the building facade and presented to ANC 2C at their monthly meeting on the evening of april 1st.

the changes were made at the request of the historic preservation office, who believed that the first proposal was too "historicist" (in other words, the architect was trying too hard to make it look like the building next door at 1533).

i have to say, i prefer the first proposal. i think that aping the building next door, if the details are very carefully done, would make for a beautiful building.

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