A mere eight years after shutting down, the BP Amoco station on the northeast corner of South Capitol and N Streets
is 100 percent no more, with visual confirmation coming via Twitter
of the tearing down of the canopy that had remained standing since 2007.
For much of its post-gas station existence, this site immediately north of Nats Park was used as a parking lot during Nats games, but during the summer of 2015 it was home to Hill Country's game-day barbecue pop-up, "The Home Stand
As for the canopy, it's enough of a demolition to memorialize it as entry number 173 in my Demolished Buildings Gallery
. (If you haven't wandered through the gallery, it's quite a stroll down memory lane.) The photo above shows the gas station still operating, in August 2005.
The apartment project is expected to be finished in late 2017 or early 2018. And soon I'll have (yet) another hole to look into.