931 R St NW

Originally uploaded by In Shaw

I’ve always enjoyed the ‘public’ art that is attached to this building, the neon man that once lived on top, the neon squiggle, and now the neon Obama ’08. The picture shown here comes from the files of the Commission of Fine Arts when looking at old DC firehouses and their alternative uses. If I was a better note taker, which many of you now realize that I’m not, (how I actually made it through grad school mystifies me) I would have had some clue as to when this photograph of an earlier look for the firehouse was taken. It is black and white because it is a photocopy of a photocopy.
And here is the building as it is today.Firehouse No 7