Streetcars from Georgia Avenue’s Past


The first of forty-five Electric Railway Presidents’ Conference Cars (PCC) entered service in Washington on August 28, 1937 serving 14th Street. Additional PCC car orders followed quickly. The Georgia Avenue line received thirty-eight in 1939. There were a few different streetcar lines that ran through Park View: the 70, 72, and 74. The 7th Street/Georgia Avenue line stretched from the 7th Street wharves in the south to the District border at Georgia and Alaska Avenues.


The image above shows a PCC car on the 74 line turning around at its northern terminus near the Upshur Street gates of the Soldiers’ Home. Like many U.S. cities, the District discontinued streetcar service in favor of buses with the last day of streetcar operations in Washington being January 28, 1962.

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3 Comments on “Streetcars from Georgia Avenue’s Past”

  1. Crow Hill Says:

    Where are these images from?

  2. Heloise Says:

    Towdochun! That’s a really cool way of putting it!

  3. Florida Says:

    Creative piece , I was fascinated by the specifics ! Does anyone know if my company can find a blank TX Central College Transcript Form version to type on ?


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