Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Streetcar Named Brightwood
Battleground to Community
—Brightwood Heritage Trail —
With two quick rings on the bell, the conductor alerted passengers that he was about to move. At night, residents recalled, the hum of the streetcar could be heard for blocks. Buses replaced streetcars here in 1960 (citywide in 1962). Subsequently the car barn housed a series of auto dealerships.
Next to the old car barn at 5921 Georgia Avenue, Sidney Hechinger opened his third building-supply store in 1927. Three years he built a substantial Art Deco Style store on the site. The longstanding and prosperous Hechinger family business had begun in 1911 with a wrecking and salvage company located at 6th and C streets, Southwest. Three generations of Hechingers directed the company with a strong sense of civic responsibility. John
Erected 2008. (Marker Number 18.)
Location. 38° 57.755′ N, 77° 1.684′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Peabody Street, on the left when traveling north on Georgia Avenue. Click for map. The marker is on the southwest corner of Peabody Street and Georgia Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rock on Brightwood Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Build It And They Will Come (about 400 feet away); “Get Down You Fool” (about 500 feet away); Aunt Betty's Story (about 600 feet away); Crossroads Create Community (about 600 feet away); Fort Stevens (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Stevens (about 700 feet away); Scale Model of Fort Stevens (about 700 feet away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the Brightwood Heritage Trail.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
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