Mt. Pleasant: A Historical Overview
Mt. Pleasant started as a post-Civil War country village, but most of the neighborhood we know today was built after the streetcar arrived in 1903. Historian Mara Cherkasky will use maps and images to take you back to Mt. Pleasant's origins and allow you to see how it developed as it did. Cherkasky has written several accounts of Mt, Pleasant's history and has led numerous walking tours of the neighborhood.
Know Your Neighborhood is a series of programs exploring the history of DC neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries.
For more programs in the series, visit www.dclibrary.org/knowyourneighborhood