Built Environment Descriptions

7th and O St- Inside

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Finally, a picture inside the building here one can see the supermarket from the inside, the connection between both buildings, meaning that in the top there is a glass and that is what connects the gray part and the red brick building, and the O st. Market banner, which is a replica of the original. I think it is captivating how Giant decided to have that sign inside the store and it is in the exact place where the red brick building starts. If one looks closely, one notices the bricks on the ceiling and in the sides (I couldn’t capture more brick columns in this picture, but there where like 5 more).

 

7th and O St NW- From Another Perspective

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Now, this might be a little bit confusing, but this is still part of the red brick building. The building takes all this block and from this newer side is the main entrance to the supermarket which takes the entire block. I decided to include this picture as part of my data recollected because most of the buildings in this street look this modern. At first, I couldn’t understand why the red brick building is like that, but after the research done I know understand it is a historical market. It is interesting how the physical appearance of the building confuses the people because it appears to look as two different buildings.

7th and O St Northwest- Side

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I truly appreciate this picture because of the architectural details that are seen. For example, there are two black columns on the side of each door, which was common for Gothic architectures, but mostly all columns that I have seen from this time go from bottom to the top of the building and these ones have a cement block underneath protecting the base and the top part is supporting the bricks. Furthermore, the hanging lamps on each side are the same and use a different light bulb, which goes with an older time period. I believe that this is this way to preserve the essence of the building during those time.

7th and O St NW- Closer

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Looking from the far I noticed the building is used by Giant supermarket chains, but looking at it closely I notice that “O St Market” is painted in some part of the bricks. While looking for information about the place I stumbled upon the building in 1978, which was a public market building. This building is one of the three 19th-century public market buildings still standing in the city, it has the most distinctive architectural element of the Gothic Revival in the neighborhood. It was built in 1881 and for years it was a place where the residents went shopping, then in 1968 it was slightly damaged but restored by 1980. Subsequently, the building was shut down by CityMarket for renovations in 2003.

7th St and O St Northwest 1

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This is the building found in the interception of 7th and O St Northwest as one can witness the structure is made of red bricks and the roof has two tones of gray bricks. The building is located on a corner and it seems to be accessible by many doors that surround it, but actually there is a main entrance located in the gray building to the left. By standing here, it occurred to me that this building has not changed much through the years because it is one of the few brick buildings standing in that area, the other buildings are built with concrete and glass.