Then and Now: 11th and Monroe Street, NW

Streetcar turn around 11th and Monroe11th and Monroe Park

(Historic image ca. 1950s from slide in author’s collection)

The northwest corner of 11th and Monroe Streets was once the turnaround for the streetcars that traveled along 11th Street. After streetcar service was discontinued in Washington, it was turned into a park. A plan to redesign the park is currently on the table and is scheduled to come before ANC 1A at their April 14th meeting held at Harriet Tubman Elementary School. Below is a view of the proposed plan.

(Image from the Department of Parks and Recreation)

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4 Comments on “Then and Now: 11th and Monroe Street, NW”

  1. DB Says:

    No way!

    That’s the coolest looking street car i’ve ever seen. i love how it says “air conditioned.”


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