An antique shopping mall that opened in Washington, D.F. in February 2016 has attracted hundreds of visitors since, according to the owner.
The iconic mall is now a museum.
The Art Deco-era complex at 1501 Pennsylvania Ave.
was built in 1881 as the former Home Depot of America.
It has a number of buildings dating back to the 1920s, including the former U.S. Navy shipyard, the Navy War Memorial and the U.N. building, according the museum’s website.
A large part of the historic building has been converted into a museum that opened last month, according a news release from the National Museum of the American Indian.
Its curator, Lizzie Rocha, said in a statement that the mall’s location at the National Naval Museum, which includes a number on-site exhibits, is “unique and inspiring.”
“We feel very fortunate to have been able to help to make this historic building an icon of the U, D., and Native American communities,” she said.
“It is our hope that the museum will continue to grow and be a significant source of educational, cultural and historical learning.”
Rocha also said the mall is a destination for students and the community.
“It is an icon that we work so hard to maintain, and the museum hopes to continue that legacy,” she added.
The mall has been named a National Historic Landmark and the National Park Service Historic Landmarks List.