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Gentrified Wood by Steven Cummings 


  • 3222 M Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
Photo: Steven Cummings

Photo: Steven Cummings

The houses didn't move; the people who lived inside them did. And once the house was empty, it was emptied again, the entire interior of the building thrown in the dumpster. The insides become one person's trash and the shell of the building becomes another person's treasure. People being tossed out of the city to fill the land and landfill with 100 plus year-old wood and architectural detail. It’s very difficult to not call this progress. Beautiful houses that sit less than a mile from the U.S. Capitol are allowed to deteriorate and it seemed like nobody cared. The District of Columbia was primed for a hostile takeover.

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Presented by City First Foundation. 

Earlier Event: November 11
Everyday Beauty
Later Event: November 11
Magnum: 70 at 70