Tag: historic preservation

Our View: Something old and something new

Two stories in this week’s Times illustrate the intersection of Alexandria’s past with its present and remind us why this city of ours remains...

Re-sinking of historic ship to start at Ben Brenman Pond

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] On Monday, Alexandria started the process of re-sinking three historic ship hulls at Ben Brenman Park Pond that were recovered along...

Your Views: Historic preservation is more important than development

To the editor: John Mullen’s opinion article in the June 17 Alexandria Times, “In support of Old Town’s redevelopment” is sadly way off the...

North Ridge home inches toward demolition

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] Despite a galvanized effort by residents to fight the demolition of a 19th Century North Ridge home, its owner officially received...

Real Talk: Preserving Alexandria’s historic residences

By Danny Smith Stewards of historic properties often have questions about navigating the various protections applicable to their properties. Protections may apply to historic properties...

River Farm to remain closed this spring

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] Since 1973, historic River Farm, which was once owned by George Washington, has provided the public with views of the...

Historic Freedom House, former slave pen, goes up for sale

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Freedom House, the registered National Historic Landmark and infamous location of a slave pen at 1315 Duke St., is...

Allison Silberberg reflects on term as mayor

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] As she looks back on her time as mayor, Allison Silberberg’s reflections are built from stories of the events she’s...

City council upholds BAR’s decision on historic house painting

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Correction: The article that appeared in the Times' Nov. 23 print edition, titled "House painting appeal sets precedent," incorrectly states...