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.
Constructed 1940: Wischmeyer, Arrasmith & Elswick, architects (Louisville, Kentucky)
Redeveloped 1991: Keys Condon Florance Eichbaum Esocoff King, architects; Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, developers
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