19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC
|Address:||Dupont Underground, 19 Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036 E-mail:|
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|1949||opened as a trolley station.|
|1962||underground platforms and tunnels were closed off when the city’s streetcar system shut down.|
|1960s||designated as fallout shelter.|
|mid-1990s||a short-lived food court on the West platform.|
|2016||repurposed as Dupont Underground.|
Dupont Underground is an art gallery in the capital Washington DC. It is a non-profit community arts organization run almost entirely by volunteers. The special thing is that they use the abandoned subway station below Dupont Circle for their exhibitions. The gallery is not only underground, it is more or less one-dimensional, in other words it is very long and straight and has no side branches. Both ends are staircases offering access to the former subway station. All, except one on the northwest side of Dupont Circle, were closed.