DC -- Penn Qtr -- Greyhound Bus Station (1100 New York Ave NW):
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Description of Subject Matter: Greyhound Bus Station
This building, a blend of vintage and new, is the successful outcome of a lengthy battle waged by the Art Deco Society of Washington and others to save an historic Art Deco design that had been hidden away and forgotten.
The original bus terminal epitomized the era's streamlined Moderne style, evoking the efficiency and adventure of travel. It was "modernized" in 1976 by being encased in a cheap covering of indifferent design and then closed in 1987. Preservationists first had to pioneer the concept of landmarking a structure that could not actually be seen and then insist on new construction that would adapt its distinctive features to a new commercial use.
The first 42 feet of the former Greyhound Terminal remain meticulously restored and serve the "1100 New York Avenue" office building as lobby and storefronts. Inside is an information desk adapted from the ticket booth and an explanatory display open on weekdays.
Current Name and Location:
1100 New York Avenue incorporating the former Greyhound Terminal
1100 New York Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C.
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2020 photos: The year is too new to have anything to report. The Covid-19 disaster cut off most events here in DC after March 11 and even cut off going outside after awhile. Here's hoping honesty and integrity wins for a change this November.
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.