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Frager’s Hardware, a DC institution, taken down in fire: A 90-year-old DC landmark, Frager’s Hardware was severely damaged and likely destroyed by a four-alarm blaze earlier this evening. The good news is that the fire was contained to the Frager’s building and the only injuries thus far were minor ones to firemen. But the loss to the community is huge, and many on social media left messages honoring the local hardware store.  (Disclosure: My fiancée works across the street from Frager’s and visits the store regularly as a function of her job. When I told her about this, she said, “Oh my god, I was just there yesterday!”)
(photo via @GeorgeWNEW)

Frager’s Hardware, a DC institution, taken down in fire: A 90-year-old DC landmark, Frager’s Hardware was severely damaged and likely destroyed by a four-alarm blaze earlier this evening. The good news is that the fire was contained to the Frager’s building and the only injuries thus far were minor ones to firemen. But the loss to the community is huge, and many on social media left messages honoring the local hardware store.  (Disclosure: My fiancée works across the street from Frager’s and visits the store regularly as a function of her job. When I told her about this, she said, “Oh my god, I was just there yesterday!”)

(photo via @GeorgeWNEW)

June 5, 2013 // 22:08 // 1 year ago
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  1. shesarejector reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    So sad.
  2. theatrecollage reblogged this from voguepoet and added:
    Around the corner from my work, connected to my life as a dc native, I love Frager and know I’m not the only one. I have...
  3. maneatingbadger reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    *quickly reconsiders applying for a job at a hardware store*
  4. gatsbylives reblogged this from shortformblog
  5. toomanykitties reblogged this from shortformblog
  6. southrnbird reblogged this from mdt and added:
    What?? I lived near here the first time I moved to DC. I used to walk past this hardware store almost daily.
  7. floydyface reblogged this from shortformblog
  8. mdt reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    More on Fragers. This place… When we lived on 14th Street South East we were round the block from Fragers and it was our...
  9. sonicbloom11 reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    My neighborhood hardware is gone… Friendliest people, great selection, incredible atmosphere. Given the fires that...
  10. voguepoet reblogged this from shortformblog
  11. guardianofgimcracks reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Facebook was blowing up about this earlier today.
  12. stoprobbers reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    OH MY GOD NO. Oh nooooooooo. I don’t… “institution” isn’t a strong enough word. They’re like FAMILY. I lived in that...
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