Last week, I blogged about the St. Martins Apartments, a new 178-unit apartment complex going up in Eckington area. The project is being built on a hill formerly occupied by an old, three-floor convent and a parking lot. A group of Eckington residents rallied against the development, and pushed to protect the convent—-built in the early 20th century—-from demolition. A deal was struck to move the building downhill and incorporate the structure into the apartment project’s overall design. In a few weeks, the convent will make its first shift west roughly twenty feet. Then roughly two weeks later, the building will move downhill about 200 feet to its new location at the corner of Summit Place and T Street, Northeast.
More pictures from the construction site below. And if you have any feelings about the project, please let me know, either in the comments or at email@example.com.
St. Martins Church on North Capitol Street, two blocks away.
Pictures by Ruth Samuelson