Through the Construction… We’re Still Open!

We thought that we should take a few moments to remind everyone that through all the construction on 18th St WE’RE STILL OPEN!

The on-going Adams Morgan Streetscape Project has ushered in LOTS of construction on 18th St in the past year or so, and it may serve as a deterrent for some shoppers. While there isn’t parking in front of our shop at the moment we are still super accessible. Just north of where we’re located (2311 18th) there is a parking garage that offers rates of 2 hours for $2.00 or 4 hours for $6.00. It is the Colonial Parking lot located at 2421 18th St. If you bring your parking pass to our shop, we can validate it for you to make sure that you get the rates mentioned above. Do keep in mind, however, that these rates are good only before 5:00. We hope that this isn’t an inconvenience for our shoppers, as the parking lot is located very, very close to our shop… actually it’s probably easier than finding street parking when there isn’t construction going on!

While it’s easy to get frustrated with construction it is important to remember that the Streetscape project is ultimately aimed at making Adams Morgan a more welcoming and beautiful neighborhood. For more info, including specifics of the end goals, check out the Project’s website.

For over 30 years The Brass Knob Architectural Antiques has been Washington’s most trusted source for all manner of antique home elements including doorknobs, tiles, stained & leaded glass, antique lighting (chandeliers, sconces & lamps!) fireplace tools and mantles (to name a few things). Please feel free to stop buy and see us. Even if you aren’t local to DC you can find a large selection of our items on our website. Don’t see what you need? Give us a call at 202-332-3370 or email us at As our inventory is constantly changing it’s not always possible to get everything on the website; give us a call and we will do our best to find exactly what you need.