Once located on the current site of the City Vista development on Fifth Street, NW between K and L, stood the architecturally stunning Northern Liberty Market. During the turn of the last century, our city was once filled with grand market buildings like this one, serving the residents year round. Unfortunately the building was demolished in 1985, which was a loss of a real architectural gem in our opinion!
It’s always curious how other major cities around the world like London, Paris, and others managed to keep many of the similar style buildings from the time period preserved, while the District has knocked almost all of them down! At least the new City Vista has some good food options!