Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey

Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey (HM1AVA)

Location: Washington, DC 20010
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N 38° 55.899', W 77° 2.178'

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Low cost housing in Mount Pleasant in the decades following World War II made it an ideal place for immigrants to the area. Refugees fleeing World War II and the Cold War in Eastern Europe were the first group to arrive. A small Czech community lived along Park Road until the 1990s. In the 1980s refugees from wars in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua found a home in Mount Pleasant. Good wages — often ten times as high as in their native countries — continue to lure immigrants from Central America. By the late 1990s, 30 percent of Mount Pleasant's population was Latino, adding flavor to the many grocery stores, restaurants and vendors along Mount Pleasant Street.

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Marker Number8
Placed ByArt on Call/Cultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323495 N 4311163
Decimal Degrees38.93165000, -77.03630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.899', W 77° 2.178'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 53.94" N, 77° 2' 10.68" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1527 Park Rd NW, Washington DC 20010, US
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