Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Modern Shopper
Lift Every Voice
óGeorgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail ó
Giant moved into the former Park View Market, which had opened in 1923 with 180 tiled stalls. Before the supermarket, food shopping meant stopping at stand-alone bakeries, butcher shops, and other specialty stores, or at stalls inside a market shed. In all cases, shopkeepers filled the orders. Although mom-and-pop stores offered customers credit between paydays and delivered, Giantís efficiency and lower prices nearly made small specialty stores obsolete.
After the arrival of supermarkets, small corner groceries continued to serve neighborhoods. Many were owned by Jewish families who belonged to the city-wide buying cooperative District Grocery Stores (DGS for short). In the 1930s, three Jewish groceries operated on the 3300 block of Georgia, and at least 15 along the route of this trail.
On your way to Sign 19, notice 3641 Georgia Avenue, formerly the York movie theater. The York was built by theater mogul Harry Crandall, who also built the Tivoli (14th Street and Park Road) and Lincoln (U Street) movie palaces.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Avenue / Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.989′ N, 77° 1.438′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29) and Park Road Northwest, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Bank of America at 3500 Georgia Avenue NW Washington, DC. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3502 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Next Wave (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles R. Drew and Lenore Robbins Drew The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Beer Garden to Park View (was approx. ľ mile away but has been reported missing. ); Mr. Lincolnís Ride (approx. ľ mile away); A Changing Landscape (approx. ľ mile away); Nob Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on March 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.