Mount Pleasant in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004
Mount Pleasant Street,
During the second half of the 20th century, housing in Mount Pleasant was relatively affordable. Recent immigrants, students, young professionals, and families from diverse economic backgrounds populated the neighborhood. In 1986, residents wishing to preserve the neighborhood's architecture helped gain historic district status for Mount Pleasant. In the late 1990s, the cost of housing increased dramatically. Higher housing costs attracted wealthier residents, but also made it difficult for some longtime residents to remain.
Today Mount Pleasant is a vibrant neighborhood with an active citizenry and a reviving commercial district. Roughly 12,000 people live within its boundaries of 16th Street, Harvard Street, and Rock Creek Park. As of 2004 Mount Pleasant is one of the most ethnically, racially, and economically diverse neighborhoods in the city.
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 Main Street
Mount Pleasant Business
Dos Gringos Café
Linda Low, Realtor
Michael K. Ross, Sculptor
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 9.)
Location. 38° 55.804′ N, 77° 2.279′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Street Northwest and Kenyon Street NW, on the right when traveling south on Mount Pleasant Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3162 Mt. Pleasant St NW, Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Bodega (within shouting distance of this marker); At Home and Abroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Pleasant Library (about 400 feet away); Streetcar Suburb (about 500 feet away); Upheaval and Activism (about 500 feet away); Main Street (about 600 feet away); Sacred Heart Academy (about 700 feet away); Turbulence and Change (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . . Historic Mount Pleasant. (Submitted on December 25, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce •
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 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.