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 was about to build another theater at 14th and Park Road using the Knickerbocker's architect. In shock, he hired another designer, an the Tivoli opened in 1924.
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Erected by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 4 of 17.)
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 NW and Park Rd. NW, on the right when traveling south on 16th Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
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); Avenue of Churches (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Main Street (about 600 feet away); The First Bodega (about 600 feet away); Mount Pleasant Street, ca. 2004 (about 700 feet away); Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
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