Anacostia in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Transit and Trade
An East-of-the-River View
—Anacostia Heritage Trail —
In 1900 speedier electric streetcars replaced the horsecars here, shortening the commute time to downtown and encouraging more residential development. In 1935 the Anacostia line was among the first in DC to be replaced with buses, which were considered cheaper to maintain, more flexible, and more modern. (Streetcar service was completely eliminated in Washington in 1962.) Anita F. Allen remembered when the streetcar tracks were removed. "One of the greatest events of our lives came after the new concrete was down and before traffic was allowed
Union Temple Baptist Church, founded in Anacostia in 1967, moved to this block in 1990. Under activist pastor Rev. Willie Wilson, the church has fought for community improvements and sponsored the annual Unifest.
Erected 2013 by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Anacostia Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 51.896′ N, 76° 59.376′ W. Marker is in Anacostia, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast and W Street Southeast, on the right when traveling north on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2124 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20020, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Big Chair (within shouting distance of this marker); The World’s Largest Chair (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Big Chair (within shouting distance of this marker); A Neighborhood Oasis Mother Churches and Their Daughters (about 600 feet away); Crossing Lines (about 600 feet away); Rose's Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booth's Escape (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anacostia.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 103 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.