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Open house

This building used to house Frager’s Hardware, a Capitol Hill fixture for 93 years. Its aisles were crammed with everything imaginable, but unfortunately it was totally destroyed in a fire in 2013, apparently caused by an employee who dropped a cigarette into a bucket in an alley by the store. Since Capitol Hill is a historic preservation district, the façade is being preserved for some enormous new building being put in its place. Frager’s has been operating out of a nearby location but was recently purchased by Ace Hardware, such a sad ending to this store, highly valued by residents on the Hill.

More, please, again, posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield01-Aug-2017 03:20
It's very sad to see these mon and pop sores disappearing. A very intriguing image with the open house sign pointing towards the uninviting look scene. V
victorswan30-Jul-2017 19:17
This is really open door house Only sad the way it came so far, I love it, it's another look at photography great work Helen BV
bill friedlander27-Jul-2017 20:59
What open house? Too bad about the old store. V
exzim27-Jul-2017 18:19
A sad story, and how did a cigarette dropped outside burn down a building.
Buz Kiefer27-Jul-2017 17:38
Nice photojournalism photo, Helen. Vote.
joseantonio27-Jul-2017 16:28
thank you for the history. Dind´t know about this.V.
Dan Greenberg27-Jul-2017 15:57
An entertaining and thought provoking juxtaposition. Well seen Helen. ~V~
Jim Coffman27-Jul-2017 15:11
What a shame! I hate to see store like that disappear!
globalgadabout27-Jul-2017 14:56
love the irony behind the sign..