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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Naylor Theater

This week I took a walk down Alabama Avenue in my neighborhood to discover that nearly every building between 27th Street and Naylor Road SE had been demolished, including the historic Naylor Theater. Many people in the neighborhood have been upset by this project, which leveled so many buildings that it looks like a bomb was dropped. 

With 990 seats, the Naylor Theater on Alabama Avenue was DC's largest theater east of river. The historically black theater, rich with history, was built by K-B Theaters and was known for luxury. 

The theater, and all the surrounding buildings on Alabama Avenue, were recently demolsihed to make way for construction of a Walmart. It is a tragic loss for the neighborhood that I live in here in DC.

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