LivingSocial, the popular online deals company headquartered in DC, has a particular office style. And fortunately for us preservationists, that style is typically this: a restored old building with a fashionably raw + modern interior.
Their newest DC office -- located at the corner of 7th Street and New York Avenue, NW -- fits that mold, and brings new life to a prominent corner that has sat empty for over thirty years.
As you'll see below, this new office is a combination of three different buildings. Built at the same time in 1872 for Mr. William H. Dunkhurst for a commercial cigar business with residences above, the corner has also served as the locations for a peanut and candy company, a wine and liquor store, and a stove company -- a fittingly diverse past for a building whose new tenant pretty much does it all.
For more great LivingSocial preservation and reuse, check out our post from earlier this year on the company's new Live Events Center located in downtown DC.