Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store (Washington, D.C.)

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Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store
Old Sears location in Tenleytown.jpg
Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store (Washington, D.C.) is located in District of Columbia
Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store (Washington, D.C.)
Location 4500 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°56′52.43″N 77°4′47.68″W / 38.9478972°N 77.0799111°W / 38.9478972; -77.0799111Coordinates: 38°56′52.43″N 77°4′47.68″W / 38.9478972°N 77.0799111°W / 38.9478972; -77.0799111
Built 1941
Architect John Stokes Redden and John G. Raben
Architectural style Moderne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96000061[1]
Added to NRHP February 16, 1996

Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store, also known as The Cityline Building, is an historic retail building, located at 4500 Wisconsin Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C., in the Tenleytown neighborhood.

History[edit]

The Moderne building, was designed by John Stokes Redden and John G. Raben in 1941. Tenleytown was transformed on October 2, 1941 when Sears Roebuck opened its department store on Wisconsin Avenue at Albemarle Street. At the time the store was notable for its size, and for its 300 car rooftop parking lot. In 1975, the Wisconsin Avenue elevation was altered for the Tenleytown–AU (WMATA station). In the 1990s, Sears abandoned its retail operation at the location, and the building was used by Hechinger hardware until its demise in the late 1990s.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places, on February 16, 1996.

It was the location of the second Art-O-Matic, from September 29 to October 28, 2000.[3]

In the 2000s, the building was converted to a mixed-use development complex called Cityline at Tenley, with luxury condos (The Cityline) on the top levels, a Best Buy and a Container Store at street level, and an Ace Hardware underground, located within the parking garage that serves the aforementioned stores.

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