Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Connor Building is...gone in Bethesda (Photos)

The Connor Building has been completely razed at 7720 Wisconsin Avenue. With the retail structure's lot just a flattened pile of rubble, you can now see the historic Bethesda Theatre from Woodmont Avenue. This demolition is part of the site preparation for the future Marriott headquarters, which is moving down here from the Rock Spring office park in Bethesda.

This isn't a loss on the level of Pizza Hut (which was steps away from this building) or Hot Shoppes for me, but I was a fan of the interior "Arcade" corridor design, and the signature quarry stone exterior. Such stone facades seem to be among the most-demolished in recent years downtown.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahh I remember that Pizza Hut as a kid. They used to have a dinner buffet with all you can eat pizza. A kid's dream!

If you want to see an arcade-style shopping building, there's still one just over the border in DC on Connecticut Avenue, near the Avalon Theater.