Mount Pleasant in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Trolley Arrives in Mount Pleasant
The Trolley Arrives in
Until 1900 Mount Pleasant was still a small village of wood-frame houses about a mile outside the City of Washington. In 1903 the city extended and broadened 16th Street, separating what is now Columbia Heights from Mount Pleasant. At about the same time the trolley lines in downtown Washington reached up to Mount Pleasant along what is now Metrobus Route 42. These changes connected Mount Pleasant with jobs and commerce downtown, ensuring the neighborhood's rapid development.
Most of the rowhouses and apartment buildings in Mount Pleasant were built between 1900 and 1920, shortly after the trolley arrived. Many were architect-designed, evidence of the relative prosperity of this upper-middle-class neighborhood. New stores opened along Mount Pleasant Street, and several churches, Bancroft Elementary School, and the Mount Pleasant Library were built to accommodate the growing population.
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
In loving memory of Gertrude and Irving Inwood
Michael K. Ross, Sculptor
Location. Marker has been reported damaged. 38° 55.676′ N, 77° 2.231′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Street NW and Hobart Place NW, on the right when traveling south on Mount Pleasant Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Francis Asbury (within shouting distance of this marker); Fashionable 16th Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Turbulence and Change (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upheaval and Activism (about 500 feet away); Everyday People (about 500 feet away); The Wilson Center (about 600 feet away); Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ambassadors of Faith (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Also see . . . Historic Mount Pleasant. (Submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on March 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. 5. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.