Sunday, July 1, 2007
The first photograph is of the construction pit that flanks the former Paradise Liquors site at 1900 14th Street, NW (the corner of 14th and T Streets, NW) to the north and west. It looks like the construction firm is in the process of laying a foundation. The other photograph is of the storefront that remains intact at the corner for historic preservation reasons. I liked the urban feel to it, from the dirty glass block, the iron bars, the padlock, and the signs plastered over the glass door, which probably was never washed since it was installed. A writer for the Washington Post observed almost two years ago that the at-the-time impending closure of Paradise Liquors was emblematic of the ongoing transformation of the neighborhood.