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Ok so my first post comes from http://www.victoriansecrets.net/… 
7th-May-2007 01:26 pm
Ok so my first post comes from
http://www.victoriansecrets.net/
Though its actually going to be some images of Art Deco Buildings in Washington DC




Greyhound Liquors

How amazing does that sound. I wish they still made shop fronts like this now adays







Brightly-colored full Vitrolite facades lent a festive note to post-prohibition nightclubs and liquor stores. Perhaps Washington's best surviving glass storefront is the former home of Greyhound Liquors, a block down New York Avenue NE from the magnificent art deco Hecht Company warehouse.

Greyhound Liquors, which opened circa 1938 in a neighborhood of gas stations and warehouses, apparently took its name from a nearby bus garage. During its earlier years, the store was robbed at gunpoint at least a dozen times, once reportedly by the "Bandage Face Bandit" alleged to have murdered a grocer during a robbery wave in the fall of 1942. Nonetheless, the business endured at 1361 New York Avenue NE until 2004.

Today the vacant storefront, with its stairstep pediment and teal and black color scheme reminescent of a 1938 DeSoto, has lost a few glass panels but appears largely intact.











Please feel free to add my journal.
its just going to be pictures of amazing buildings, interiors, furniture [design classics mainly], lots of art deco stuff, maybe a few photos of textiles and clothes (as i work in the clothing store of a museum)
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