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.
The ornate police substation at 750 Park Road (to your left) opened in 1901 as the 10th Precinct headquarters, serving 15 square miles of “suburbs” stretching north
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.)
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 (U.S. 29) and Park Road, on the right when traveling south on Georgia Avenue. 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, Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Former Engine Co 24 of the District of Columbia Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); From Beer Garden to Park View (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Mr. Lincolnís Ride Nob Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Billy Simpson's House of Seafood and Steaks (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Treat Me Refined" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 25 times this year. 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.