Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash, in this article written by Daniel Warwick (@danielmwarwick) about an arcane approach to reappropriating gas stations in the District of Columbia.
As I mentioned in this blog post in December, the station pictured is famous, as it represented hope for a lost generation in 1960’s Washington, DC. You can read more by clicking through to the photo itself.
Without the option to petition the Gas Station Advisory Board (GSAB) to close their service station, a landowner in Petworth is suing the city. This GSAB law effectively prevents DC gas stations from being replaced by other things.
Source: DC law prevents gas stations from closing — but the city can’t really stop you – Greater Greater Washington