13 January 2008

Dupont Down Under

"...That got me thinking about one of DC's more notorious abandoned subway structures - aka Dupont Down Under. Below Dupont Circle, but above the Dupont Metro Station is the old Dupont Circle Subway Station. It was built in 1949 to reduce the impact of the old trolley system on Dupont Circle traffic. In 1962 the station was closed when the trolley system was shut down. In 1995 it opened as a food court called "Dupont Down Under" but closed in September of 1996. Back in 2003 there were rumblings that the site might reopen, but I never heard what happened with that." from http://washcycle.typepad.com/

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