Mount Pleasant



Mount Pleasant Mount Pleasant Samuel P Brown must have thought the name perfect when he chose it for his country estate on a wooded hill overlooking Washington City The name also suited the New Englanders who settled in the village that Brown founded near Fourteenth Street and Park Road just after the Civil War Around 1900, the once isolated village began its transformation into a fashionable suburb after the city extended Sixteenth Street through Mount Pleasant s heart, and a new streetcar line linked the area to downtown Developers constructed elegant apartment buildings and spacious brick row houses on block after block, and successful businessmen built stately residences along Park Road Change arrived again with the Great Depression and then World War II, as the suburb evolved into an urban, exclusively white, working class enclave that eventually became mostly African American In addition, a Latino presence was evident as early as the 1960s By the 1980s, the neighborhood was known as the heart of D.C s Latino and counterculture communities Today these communities are dispersing, however, in response to a booming real estate market in Washington, D.C. Read Mount Pleasant – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mara Cherkasky
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 073854406X

10 thoughts on “Mount Pleasant

  1. Robin Friedman says:

    Seeing The Familiar With New EyesMara Cherkasky s book on the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington D.C 2007 , so inspired me that I took time off on a late, cold afternoon earlier this week 2008 to walk the Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail through the community The trail is a 17 stop walking tour that takes about two hours to complete The tour comes with a guidebook prepared by the D.C Office of Cultural Tourism Cherkasky helped design this walking tour, and it tracks many of the peop Seeing The Familiar With New EyesMara Cherkasky s book on the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington D.C 2007 , so inspired me that I took time off on a late, cold afternoon earlier this week 2008 to walk the Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail through the community The trail is a 17 stop walking tour that takes about two hours to complete The tour comes with a guidebook prepared by the D.C Office of Cultural Tourism Cherkasky helped design this walking tour, and it tracks many of the people and places discussed in her book The book and the tour taught me a great deal about the city in which I have lived for 35 years.The Mount Pleasant area is located about two miles north of the White House on the 16th Street corridor It is bounded on the south by Harvard Street on the north and west by Rock Creek, and on the east by 16th Street Mount Pleasant features many narrow, winding and hilly streets, in contrast to the grids that prevail in the rest of...

  2. Magda says:

    Staff of the Raven Grill, 3125 Mount Pleasant Street, posed during a break on a busy day about 1954 This popular restaurant, which opened in 1935, was one of several places in the neighborhood that showcased hillbilly country bands during the 1950s The fact that there is no spirituous liquor sold in the village betokens temperate, industrious, and thrifty little settlement, where there is little sickness, few deaths, quiet nights and pure atmosphere to breathe unfreighted with the nauseou Staff of the Raven Grill, 3125 Mount Pleasant Street, posed during a break on a busy day about 1954 This popular restaurant, which opened in 1935, was one of several places in the neighborhood that showcased hillbilly country bands during the 1950s The fact that there is no spirituous liquor sold in the village betokens temperate, industrious, and thrifty little settlement, where there is little sickness, few deaths, quiet nights and p...

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