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— Brightwood Heritage Trail —The Large Structure across Georgia Avenue opened in 1909 as a "car barn" for the Brightwood Railway. The facility could service more than 40 streetcars at once, and often did so late at night. As a young boy in the 1950s, Thomas Reardon remembered the busy barn as "a scary place" where streetcars' lights gleamed in the darkness "like the eyes of monsters." Powered at first by horses, the streetcars by 1893 ran on electricity provided by overhead lines. Congress prohibited overhead lines south of Florida Avenue, so southbound streetcars stopped there to switch to an underground conduit.
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|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 11:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324285 N 4314580|
|Decimal Degrees||38.96258333, -77.02806667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.755', W 77° 1.684'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 45.30" N, 77° 1' 41.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1100-1224 Peabody St NW, Washington DC 20011, US|
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