An East-of-the-River View
—Anacostia Heritage Trail —The arrival of modern transportation after the Civil War transformed Anacostia. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opened a branch line along the river here in 1874, brining industry. Two years later businessman and developer Henry Griswold launched the Anacostia & Potomac River Railroad Co., the first streetcar east of the river. Horse-drawn cars carried passengers back and forth over the bridge from the Navy Yard to about this spot, and inspired Washingtonians with jobs across the river to settle here. Businesses opened near the streetcar stops to serve them. Griswold figured correctly that the streetcar was the key to selling property he owned. He quickly sold more than 200 lots on the hill to your right. Eventually he extended the line to Congress Heights and downtown Washington.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 327382 N 4303669|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86493333, -76.98960000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.896', W 76° 59.376'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 53.76" N, 76° 59' 22.56" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1200-1216 W St SE, Washington DC 20020, US|
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