Tag Archives: Alexandria VA

1912 Map of Alexandria Waterfront

1912 map of Alexandria waterfront

We dug up this great old Sanborn fire insurance map of Alexandria from 1912. Take a look at the same area today on Google Maps. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=rosemont+arlington+va&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rosemont,+Alexandria,+Virginia&gl=us&ll=38.819752,-77.073378&spn=0.005502,0.011362&t=m&z=14&output=embed]

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Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington St.

Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street

If you live in Alexandria or have been there, you have undoubtedly been by this house. This is the Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House on North Washington St, sometime in the 1930s. Check out the house today. Looks exactly the same. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps?q=220+North+Washington+Street,+Alexandria,+VA&layer=c&sll=38.807231,-77.046700&cbp=13,296.84,,0,0.74&cbll=38.807071,-77.046567&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=220+N+Washington+St,+Alexandria,+Virginia+22314&ll=38.807231,-77.0467&spn=0.008009,0.013604&t=m&z=14&panoid=bJ_ugY23Qvgxt-clN44DVQ&source=embed&output=svembed]

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Why Is It Named Arlington?

Arlington House (Library of Congress)

Arlington is the epicenter of recent college graduates working as paralegals, consultants or in information technology. They fill the high-rise apartments or group homes lining Wilson Blvd., Fairfax Dr. and the Orange Line from Rosslyn out to Ballston. Every Thursday …

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