Mt. Pleasant: A Historical Overview

Mt. Pleasant Library

Mt. Pleasant: A Historical Overview

A Lecture by Mara Cherkasky

Street Scene, Mount PleasantSaturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library

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 an ongoing series of programs exploring the history of D.C. neighborhoods, a collaboration between DC Public Library's Washingtoniana Division and neighborhood libraries.

For more programs in the series, visit

Photo from Washington Star Photo Collection, Washingtoniana Division.