Mount Pleasant in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sacred Heart Academy
Village in the City
—Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail —
While the school always served Mount Pleasant's diverse nationalities, African Americans were excluded until 1951. Washington's Catholic schools actually began desegregating in 1949, five years before DC Public Schools.
The Park Monroe Apartments, straight ahead, occupy a site where between 1913 and 1921 the family of Wisconsin Progressive Senator Robert F. La Follette lived. The senator and his wife Belle Case La Follette, worked together for world peace and human equality. Just across 16th at 3321 was the home of movie theater mogul Harry M. Crandall. Tragedy struck Crandall in 1922, when the roof of his Knickerbocker Theater at 18th and Columbia Road collapsed during a blizzard, killing 98 and injuring scores. At the time, Crandall
Mary Henderson and architect George O. Totten Built the mansion on the corner in 1920. From 1939 until 1969 it housed Capital Radio Engineering Institute, teaching radio and TV electronics. CREI later became Maryland's Capitol College.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 4.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.896′ N, 77° 2.194′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street Northwest and Park Road Northwest, on the right when traveling south on 16th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey (a few steps from this marker); Mount Pleasant Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Streetcar Suburb (about 500 feet away); The First Bodega (about 600 feet away); Avenue of Churches (about 600 feet Main Street (about 600 feet away); Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864 (about 700 feet away); Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
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