Washington Alexandria and Mt. Vernon Lines

Description:

The Washington, Alexandria, and Mt. Vernon line was completed in 1894 and was operational until 1932. The route of this line traveled from Washington, D.C. along the Fourteenth Street Bridge, down Route 1 to Alexandria, and out to George Washington's Mount Vernon. This line serviced many neighborhoods, including the African American neighborhoods of East Arlington and Queen City. The line also ran to the Luna Park Amusement Park, which was owned and operated by Washington, Alexandria, and Mt. Vernon executives.

This image shows some of the lines' cars at their storage facility along Four Mile Run.

Collection:

Neighborhoods


Date:

1930 ca. (photograph)

Creator:

John B. Yeabower (photographer)

Source:

John E. Merriken, "Old Dominion Trolley Too: A History of the Mount Vernon Line" (Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1987)

Subject

None recorded.

Identifier

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Contributor

None recorded.

Rights

All rights reserved.

Citation

John B. Yeabower (photographer), “Washington Alexandria and Mt. Vernon Lines,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed February 25, 2024, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/13.

Geolocation

FourMileRunattheMtVernonLine.jpg