Brightwood 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
Erected 2008 by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Brightwood Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 57.754′ N, 77° 1.685′ W. Marker is in Brightwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) and Peabody Street Northwest, on the left when traveling north on Georgia Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. The marker is on the southwest corner of Peabody Street and Georgia Avenue. However, remnants of the streetcar tracks remain embedded in the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Build It And They Will Come (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Get Down You Fool” (about 500 feet away); Aunt Betty's Story (about 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); Lincoln Under Fire at Fort Stevens (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
Regarding A Streetcar Named Brightwood. The car barn has been razed and has been replaced with the strip mall that includes the Wal-Mart.
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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.