Mark N. Ozer has lectured throughout the world as a former professor of neurology at the Georgetown University Medical School. Currently a study group leader at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the American University, he has lectured on the history of most of the great cities of the world. Dr. Ozer has published more than 15 books, including a series of books on Washington, D.C. The first, entitled Washington, DC: Politics and Place, was followed by Massachusetts Avenue in the Gilded Age and Northwest Washington: Tales from West of the Park both available at www.History Press.com. Ozer is a graduate of Harvard College with honors in history. He is a leader in the national capital’s history community, with active membership in the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, the Association of Oldest Inhabitants, the History Society of Washington, and the Cosmos Club. Ozer has been a Washington area resident since 1964. He lives there with his wife Martha and has five children and ten grandchildren.
Pennsylvania Avenue: The Main Street of Americaby Mark N. Ozer
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Peter L’Enfant designed Pennsylvania Avenue to be the most important street for a city “worthy of a great empire.” Its wide Ceremonial Mile bordered by the monumental Federal Triangle connects the Capitol to the White House. The most direct route between the early population centers of Capitol Hill and Georgetown, it was the main East-West Street of the city where the horse cars and trolleys once went and the buses still go.
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