What Moving a Building Looks Like

A former sandwich shop gets a move on

By Lydia DePillis - Housing Complex
|  Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
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What Moving a Building Looks Like

Alex Padro

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A little after 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, if you had been walking down New York Avenue NW towards the Convention Center, you would've seen an odd sight: A falling-apart old building on wheels, walking across the street.

That's the former Hodge's Roast Beef Sandwich Shop, which had been elevated up on blocks in preparation for the move. It's one of a few historic buildings that Douglas Development is relocating to make way for the new headquarters of the Association of American Medical Colleges headquarters, at the urging of the D.C. Preservation League.

I missed the move, but Alex Padro of Shaw Main Streets was kind enough to send some photos, of which there are more below:

What Moving a Building Looks Like was originally published by Washington City Paper on March 26, 2012.

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