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 of 20.)
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, SE and W Street SE on Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mother Churches and Their Daughters (about 600 feet away); Crossing Lines 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 January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Last updated on January 18, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.