• Pennsylvania Avenue

    Pennsylvania Avenue

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

America's Main Street

A street unlike any other.  It is known the world over as the heart of the Nation's Capital. America's history has marched, paraded, promenaded, and protested its way along the Avenue.

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Pennsylvania Avenue

World War I Veterans, or Bonus Marchers, illegally occupied several abandoned buildings on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1932. U.S. Army troops commanded by General Douglas MacArthur removed them following a request for assistance from the Metropolitan Police Force.