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Out of the Attic: Montgomery Ward and the ‘Spirit of Progress’

Out of the Attic: Montgomery Ward and the ‘Spirit of Progress’

Montgomery Ward, first established in Chicago in the 1870s, was a mail order business that allowed customers, even those outside of urban areas, to purchase dry goods through a catalog. After more than 40 years as [...]

Out of the Attic: Before CVS and Diversions – Fairlington Centre in 1950

Out of the Attic: Before CVS and Diversions – Fairlington Centre in 1950

Between 1942 and 1944, the Defense Homes Corporation financed construction of more than 3,400 housing units to comprise the new Fairlington community, located in Arlington, to accommodate defense workers and their families. This development followed the [...]

Out of the Attic: The Hugo Black House

Out of the Attic: The Hugo Black House

Around 1800, Thomas Vowell, Jr., a prominent Alexandria merchant, built a new home along what was then called Water Street. It later became South Lee Street. The brick house was on the west side of the [...]

Out of the attic

Out of the attic

Bellevue and berries [...]

Out of the attic

Out of the attic

Unfit for murderers [...]

Out of the attic

Out of the attic

306 North Washington Street  [...]

Out of the attic

Out of the attic

Alexandria was always a little scrappy  [...]

Out of the Attic | Battery Rodgers

Out of the Attic | Battery Rodgers

Battery Rodgers [...]

Out of the attic | D.C. boundary markers

Out of the attic | D.C. boundary markers

The new federal city, the District of Columbia, was laid out in a diamond shape and marked with boundary stones in 1791 and 1792. [...]

Out of the Attic

Out of the Attic

Franklin and Armfield Office [...]