On the Hill in Washington D.C. was one of most everyone's favorite places to visit. Eastern Market, an old complex in the district had something for everyone, fresh flowers, meat, produce, bedding plants, an old food service counter where hoards of residents would go for breakfast on Saturday mornings or for crab cakes at noon, buy old furniture, paintings, jewelry, purses.
Eastern Market burned to the ground early this morning. An historic 19th century building went down to nothing but rubble, taking with it everything inside. Firefighters believe the fire began in a trash bin behind the market.
D.C. mayor Fenty wants to bring it back 100%. I hope he can do it. We have been to Eastern Market many times on our visits to D.C. and we have always bought something, ate something, looked at everything. Sad. Somewhere I have photos from our last time there early last May maybe I can find and upload them.
Update: It did not burn to the ground as I said, but the building is "ravaged" and the south half is decimated.