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Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants’ Journey

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
1. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker
Inscription.  Low cost housing in Mount Pleasant in the decades following World War II made it an ideal place for immigrants to the area. Refugees fleeing World War II and the Cold War in Eastern Europe were the first group to arrive. A small Czech community lived along Park Road until the 1990s. In the 1980s refugees from wars in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua found a home in Mount Pleasant. Good wages — often ten times as high as in their native countries — continue to lure immigrants from Central America. By the late 1990s, 30 percent of Mount Pleasant's population was Latino, adding flavor to the many grocery stores, restaurants and vendors along Mount Pleasant Street.

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Michael K. Ross, Sculptor

 
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Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
2. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker
Tourism DC. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.899′ N, 77° 2.178′ W. Marker is in Columbia Heights, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road Northwest and 16th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on Park Road Northwest. Beside 3301 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 16th Street 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. Sacred Heart Academy (a few steps from this marker); Mount Pleasant Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Avenue of Churches (about 600 feet away); Streetcar Suburb (about 600 feet away); The First Bodega (about 700 feet away); Main Street (about 700 feet away); Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004 (about 800 feet away); Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864 (about 800 feet away).
 
Additional keywords. Immigration
 
Categories. Asian AmericansHispanic Americans
 
Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
3. Mount Pleasant: The Immigrants' Journey Marker
3301 16th Street NW image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 14, 2013
4. 3301 16th Street NW
Marker is in the lower right corner.
The Immigrants' Journey Sculpture by Michael K. Ross<br>2004 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
5. The Immigrants' Journey Sculpture by Michael K. Ross
2004
Immigrants' Journey <br>by Michael K. Ross image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
6. Immigrants' Journey
by Michael K. Ross
Immigrants' Journey Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
7. Immigrants' Journey Detail
Immigrants' Journey Detail image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
8. Immigrants' Journey Detail
Map image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 15, 2013
9. Map
This marker is number eight on the map above.
Close-up of map on marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on March 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 18, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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