Alexandria VA

Hank's Oyster Bar Old Town

Congratulations to the latest #GoDCIWCT poll winner. A well-deserved victory for our most successful Twitter campaigner yet. Those retweets really helped! Okay, on with the...

1921 map of Del Ray

Check out this old map of Del Ray north of Alexandria from back in 1921. It's amazing to see how undeveloped the area was....

video

Now this is an interesting old film we found on YouTube. It's a bit long, but if you're from Alexandria, you'll find it entertaining...

Union Army guard at Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Detail of albumen print. Photograph by Andrew J. Russell.

This is a powerful Civil War-era photograph. It shows Price, Birch & Co., which was a slave dealing business. Source: Shorpy

Lower Prince St. Alexandria, Virginia

Here is a series of cool old photos from Alexandria taken on September 23rd, 1940. Source: Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection  

don't swim in the Potomac

Remember how nasty the Potomac River was? Yes, it's still not the greatest, but it's swimmable in some parts (as long as you don't...

Hollin Hall in 1938

Here's a cool ad for Hollin Hall, the plantation on Little Hunting Creek (read about it here).

Hollin Hall advertisement - February 29th, 1948

I was grabbing a beer with a buddy this evening and we were talking about Hollin Hall, the mid-century modern neighborhood near Alexandria. Here's...

We had no idea, but the alternate, and strongly pushed location for the Central Intelligence Agency's new headquarters was the Winkler Tract in Alexandria,...

219 North Saint Asaph St.

Source: Library of Congress Interestingly, we came across this ad for a home being sold on January 2nd, 1900. The home at 219 North Saint...

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