The Trolly Arrives in Mount Pleasant

The Trolly Arrives in Mount Pleasant (HM243W)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
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N 38° 55.676', W 77° 2.231'

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The Trolley Arrives in
Mount Pleasant

Until 1900 Mount Pleasant was still a small village of wood-frame houses about a mile outside the City of Washington. In 1903 the city extended and broadened 16th Street, separating what is now Columbia Heights from Mount Pleasant. At about the same time the trolley lines in downtown Washington reached up to Mount Pleasant along what is now Metrobus Route 42. These changes connected Mount Pleasant with jobs and commerce downtown, ensuring the neighborhood's rapid development.

Most of the rowhouses and apartment buildings in Mount Pleasant were built between 1900 and 1920, shortly after the trolley arrived. Many were architect-designed, evidence of the relative prosperity of this upper-middle-class neighborhood. New stores opened along Mount Pleasant Street, and several churches, Bancroft Elementary School, and the Mount Pleasant Library were built to accommodate the growing population.

Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
District Department of Transportation

This call box is also supported by:
Historic Mount Pleasant
National Endowment for the Arts
Pleasant Main Street

In loving memory of Gertrude and Irving Inwood

Michael K. Ross, Sculptor
HM NumberHM243W
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323410 N 4310752
Decimal Degrees38.92793333, -77.03718333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.676', W 77° 2.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 40.56" N, 77° 2' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1601 Hobart St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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