Monthly Archives: March 2018

1401 Okie St.

1401 Okie Street is a 90,000 sq. ft. brick warehouse on the corner of Okie and Fenwick Streets in Ivy City; this door is on the Fenwick side of the building. Pappas Tomato Factory owned this building from 1979 to 2014; before that it was used by Safeway as a pre-pack operation. Douglas Development bought […]

William Syphax School

The William Syphax School, at 1360 Half St. SW, is a two-story brick school in the Colonial Revival style. It was built in 1904 and used as a school up until 1994. In 2005, it was acquired by the non-profit developer Manna, and turned into affordable condo units as Syphax Village.

1140 3rd St NE

1140 3rd St NE is the former Washington Coliseum, known as Uline Arena. It opened in 1941 as an ice hockey arena, and after World War II was also used as a basketball arena and for performances, including the Beatles first performance in the U.S. It fell into disuse in 1973 after the hockey and […]

1939 14th St. NW

1939 14th St. NW is in the historic U Street corridor. The most recent tenant was JJ’s Cheesesteaks, which closed in 2017. The building is three stories, part of a pair of rowhouse-type buildings on the corner of 14th and U Street.