At Home and Abroad

At Home and Abroad (HM2454)

Location: Washington, DC 20010
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.837', W 77° 2.337'

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The War Years 1941-45

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At Home and Abroad:
The War Years 1941-45


Even before the United States entered World War II in 1941, thousands of workers from across the country streamed into Washington to fill new military and government jobs. The swelling population needed more housing, and, to accommodate them, many single family rowhouses in Mount Pleasant were converted into rooming houses or multi-family buildings. As the war dragged on, rationing of gasoline and food became a fact of daily life, adding to the stresses of overcrowding and worry for loved ones overseas.

During the course of the war, District residents enlisted with the Marines, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard. Of those who served, 3,300 did not make it home.

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
Mount Pleasant Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1-D
Laurie Collins, Peter McGee, and Tessa McGee

In loving memory of Elisa and Anton Michael Ross

Michael K. Ross, Sculptor
www.historicmountpleasant.org
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HM NumberHM2454
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323263 N 4311053
Decimal Degrees38.93061667, -77.03895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.837', W 77° 2.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 50.22" N, 77° 2' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1701 Kilbourne Pl NW, Washington DC 20010, US
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