Tag Archive: Exterior

Digital Archives Interior and Cultural 1

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Picture retrieved from website FOX46

In this website, I found information about a shooting early this year. I find this to be relative and useful to support my paper because it gives examples of the shootings that have been occurring in the same area, proving that nothing has changed with time. This gives evidence to the cultural part of my essay, which will be very helpful.

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 5

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O Street Market taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

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 and glass.

Digital Archives: Exterior and Political 3

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Houses near 7th and O St (Google Images)

Something that I started to notice was the separation between the newly renovated houses and the old houses and the impact that it gives to my visual eye to see this change to noticeable. They were either on the opposite side of the street or a group of them would be all together and then the next group would be all modern. It was almost as if the groups of houses were being renovated by sections of the streets. Which makes you think, what will happen with the architecture of the street in the future?

Digital Archives: Exterior & Political 2

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O Street Market Renovated taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

I decided to add this picture to my archives because I believe that here one can see the power of architecture. In a single strip, one can see the modern type, which has gray bricks and greenish windows, and the old architecture, which is farther down and the original. To me, this is very powerful because in a sense one can see how the gentrification is taking over the neighborhood. Also, I find interesting the Giant shopping cart to the right because being an upcoming fancy neighborhood they sure don’t plan to have shopping carts in the streets.

Digital Archives: Exterior and Political 1

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City Center Development taken by Isabel C. Polo 2017

As soon as I got to 7th and O Street the first thing I saw was a very nice, tall building that was advertising homes for sale and spaces for businesses. I noticed that all the buildings in this street are the same  type of gray and greenish windows. I imagine it is not a coinsidence that this sign is located in the exact point where the Google pin drop is. This shows that the building managers know what they are looking for.

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.