1980s Aerial Photo of Alexandria

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Aerial view of Alexandria, Virgina taken in the 1980s.
Aerial view of Alexandria, Virgina taken in the 1980s.

Source: Library of Congress

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  • Jay Roberts


    Looks like these are the major changes.

    Wilson Bridge.

    Ford’s Landing from the old plant to residential and the tower was taken down.

    The Torpedo Plant had not only the saved Torpedo Factory but another building across the street on N. Union. You can see the construction there for new residential.

    And a tid bit FYI, the Robinson Warehouse South will be torn down this year, as well as 220 S. Union and two small marine store buildings.

  • Sheila Gilbert

    Check out this information about New Alexandria way back in the 1700’s http://www.nytimes.com/1986/04/29/science/cisterns-prove-to-be-treasure-troves.html