D.C.'s Only Auction House Moving to the 'Burbs (photos)

Weschler's Auctioneers' soon-to-be-former home on E Street NW.
Photo by Jeff Malet.
Weschler's Auctioneers' soon-to-be-former home on E Street NW.

Weschler's Auctioneers & Appraisers, the only auction house in Washington, D.C., has announced that it will move from its downtown location to a new home in Rockville, Maryland.

The family-owned auction house has occupied the site at 909 E St. NW since 1945. The firm traces its origins to founder Adam Weschler, who started the business in 1890 at 920 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, just around the corner from its present location. Five of the 15 Weschler employees are fourth- and fifth-generation descendants of Adam Weschler.

The last auction downtown will take place Tuesday, May 23. After a brief interruption, Weschler's will reopen at 40 West Gude Drive in Rockville. The new site should offer better parking and easier access for delivery and pickup.

View Jeff Malet's photos of Weschler's last days in downtown D.C. by clicking on the photo icons below.

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