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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...

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

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...

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...

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Bellevue and berries

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Unfit for murderers

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306 North Washington Street 

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Alexandria was always a little scrappy 

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.

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Franklin and Armfield Office