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Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants’ Journey

 
 
Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
1. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker
Inscription. Low cost housing in Mount Pleasant in the decades following World War II made it an ideal place for immigrants to the area. Refugees fleeing World War II and the Cold War in Eastern Europe were the first group to arrive. A small Czech community lived along Park Road until the 1990s. In the 1980s refugees from wars in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua found a home in Mount Pleasant. Good wages -- often ten times as high as in their native countries -- continue to lure immigrants from Central America. By the late 1990s, 30 percent of Mount Pleasant's population was Latino, adding flavor to the many grocery stores, restaurants and vendors along Mount Pleasant Street.

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 sponsored by
National Endowment for the Arts
Reliable Locksmiths
Crossroads Strategies, LLC
Michael K. Ross, Sculptor

 
Erected by Art on Call/Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 38° 55.899′ N, 77° 2.178′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District
Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
2. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker
of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road and 16th Street, on the right when traveling west on Park Road. Touch for map. Beside 3301 16th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Academy (a few steps from this marker); Avenue of Churches (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upheaval and Activism (approx. 0.2 miles away); Turbulence and Change (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wilson Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fashionable 16th Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Social Justice (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia Heights.
 
Additional keywords. Immigration
 
Categories. Asian AmericansHispanic Americans
 
Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
3. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker
3301 16th Street NW image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 14, 2013
4. 3301 16th Street NW
Marker is in the lower right corner.
The Immigrants' Journey Sculpture by Michael K. Ross<br>2004 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
5. The Immigrants' Journey Sculpture by Michael K. Ross
2004
Immigrants' Journey <br>by Michael K. Ross image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
6. Immigrants' Journey
by Michael K. Ross
Immigrants' Journey Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
7. Immigrants' Journey Detail
Immigrants' Journey Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
8. Immigrants' Journey Detail
Map image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
9. Map
This marker is number eight on the map above.
Close-up of map on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on October 25, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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