Litwin's Furniture is gone from the 6th & D, there's some sort of cluttered art boutique now (mostly stuff from Africa & Asia), but it looks like the old elevator has been removed. Boooo...
[Lori S, 02/26/2001]
World's Oldest Working Elevator
Right on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, is one of DC's oldest shops, Litwin's Furniture, in a tiny rowhouse that somehow escaped demolition. It posesses the World's Oldest Working Elevator, an Otis prototype, that Litwin still uses (it passes every inspection). Since there is no such thing as protection for historic utilities, if the elevator ever failed inspection it would probably have to be dismantled, and Litwin's has somehow hung on as a business despite the ominous presence of Starbuck's on the corner.
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