Mount Pleasant in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
At Home and Abroad
The War Years 1941-45
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.
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
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 6.)
Location. 38° 55.837′ N, 77° 2.337′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Kilbourne Place Northwest and 17th Street NW, on the right when traveling west on Kilbourne Place Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 Kilbourne Pl NW, Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Streetcar Suburb (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Bodega (about 300 feet away); Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004 (about 300 feet away); Main Street (about 400 feet away); Mount Pleasant Library (about 700 feet away); A Village Comes to Life: Mount Pleasant after the Civil War (about 700 feet away); Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864 (about 700 feet away); War and Peace (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Categories. • Architecture • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 25, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.