Streets of Washington’s John DeFerrari Talking about Capital Streetcars

Capital Streetcars cover

John writes:

“Washington’s first streetcars trundled down Pennsylvania Avenue during the Civil War. By the end of the century, streetcar lines crisscrossed the city, expanding it into the suburbs and defining where Washingtonians lived, worked and played. From the quaint early days of small horse-drawn cars to the modern streamliners of the twentieth century, John DeFerrari’s new book, Capital Streetcars, tells the story of the dramatic rise and equally dramatic fall of streetcars in our city. John is the author of two previous books about DC history (Lost Washington, DC. and Historic Restaurants of Washington, DC) and is a frequent contributor to PoPville with articles about DC history from his Streets of Washington blog.”

Tuesday, Oct 6, 6:30pm – Busboys and Poets Brookland

Sunday, Oct 11, 6:00pm – Upshur Street Books

Saturday, Oct 17, Noon – National Capital Trolley Museum

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