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  1. Laura Wichmann Dore says:

    I grew up a block down from here off 20th Street. Very fond memories of time spent there in the 50’s & 60’s. My dad’s VFW was there. Sorry that it’s finally done.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      It is very sad, indeed. I should update this post to reflect that the entire contents of the Society were sold in a sale earlier this year, and the building has been sold to an investor.

      1. Emmett McAuliffe says:

        thanks for the update. End of an era right there

        1. Chris Naffziger says:

          It is indeed an end of an era. I have many fond memories of attending events there, as well, as late as only a couple of years ago. I fear the building will sit vacant for a long time now.

  2. ME says:

    Hopefully it doesn’t sit vacant for too long. Maybe the new nearby NGA development will spark some new interest and investment in this and other surrounding historical properties before all is lost.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I am very concerned it will not spur new development. I analyzed the current location, and it has not spurred any development (Anheuser-Busch and Sigma have long been in operation nearby, predating the NGA West), and the NGA East has not caused any development near its new location in the decade since its construction, despite being in the booming Washington, DC metropolitan region.

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