Tag: Alexandria VA

March 25th, 1907: Prime Quality Portner’s Beer in Alexandria, VA

Here's a page from the Alexandria Gazette and Virginia Advertiser from Monday, March 25th, 1907, exactly 96 years ago yesterday (I should have posted...

Amazing Civil War Bird’s Eye View of Alexandria

I love this. You'll love this too, I'm sure. It's a bird's eye view of Alexandria from the water in 1863. Thank you Library of...
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.
1930 assessment map of Alexandria

1930 Assessment Map of Alexandria

More maps! Below is a great assessment map of Alexandria and Arlington County.
1749 map of Alexandria

George Washington’s Map of Alexandria in 1749

Amazing find on the Library of Congress website. This is a map of Alexandria done by George Washington somewhere around 1749.
The Marshall House in Alexandria during the Civil War

The Marshall House in Alexandria

This is an incredible stereographic image of the Marshall House in Alexandria. We found this amazing shot at the Library of Congress. ... and the...
Wise-Hooe-Lloyd House, 220 North Washington Street

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

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...

Christ Church in Alexandria During the Civil War

The next time you're cruising around Alexandria, you need to swing by Christ Church. I hate to admit it, but prior to this photograph,...
Bigwig Digs

Three Things You Didn’t Know From Bigwig Digs

A great new site launched today and the GoDC community is going to love this one. It's called Bigwig Digs, put together by the...
great white shark breaching

Shark Attacks in the Potomac in 1911?

This is not a joke. A long time ago, there was a perceived oncoming epidemic of invading sharks, hell-bent on destroying humans and their...
Anacostia High School Indians baseball team in 1939 (Library of Congress)

Anacostia High School Baseball Team (1939)

Anacostia High School was a brand new school, having opened in 1937. Their second full season of baseball would be the 1939 season and...
Georgetown view in 1801

John Adams Makes Washington, DC Official Capital

Why is Washington, DC the capital? John Adams rode from Philadelphia to DC over an entire week. Read the story of his full journey.
Miss Elizabeth Ramey (1924)

Local Alexandria Teacher Buys a Ford

I rarely need to augment these colorized photos with words. It's almost spooky to look at a color photo from almost 90 years ago....
Arlington House (Library of Congress)

Why Is It Named Arlington?

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...