WEEKEND REAL ESTATE
For sale through the U.S. General Services Administration auction: The Cotton Annex building in Washington D.C. Built for the Department of Agriculture in 1937 on 1.4 acres; six stories, 118,456-square-feet. All-brick and limestone; “an unparalleled opportunity to purchase a prime vacant landmark building within a block of the National Mall.” Currently vacant, includes warehouse and office space, laboratory space, skylights. Adjacent to Smithsonian Institution, southwest waterfront and L’Enfant Plaza; zoned for “mixed use” development. Bidding under way at GSAAuctions.gov; opening bid of $5 million suggested.