Tag: historic

Your Views: Retain Old Town’s sense of place

To the editor: Few things in Alexandria come across with such clarity as the unfortunate demise of the Old and Historic District on June 19...

A civil fight over an Old Town landmark

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] It’s not often that Alexandria’s various historic preservation organizations band together to oppose a project, but one family’s home improvement...

Ivy Hill Cemetery Executive Director Lucy Goddin seeks to build lasting...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Ivy Hill Cemetery Executive Director Lucy Goddin doesn’t see death when she walks the grounds of the historic Rosemont burial...

Historic ship dismantled at Robinson Landing site

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Archaeologists have dismantled and removed one of the 18th-century ships discovered in March at the Robinson Landing site, developer EYA announced June...

Letter to the Editor: Silberberg stands for historic preservation

To the editor: A vital quality we look for in the mayor of Alexandria is an abiding support for historic preservation in Old Town, a...

Portner Brewhouse announces closure

A little more than a year after opening to the public, Portner Brewhouse in the West End has announced its closure. The brewery, which opened...

Photos: Annual Historic House & Garden Tour in Old Town

The 85th annual Old Town House & Garden Tour took place on Saturday, showcasing both the interior and exterior views of five historic neighborhood...

City names permanent city archaeologist

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] City Manager Mark Jinks has made acting city archaeologist Eleanor Breen's role permanent, the city announced Monday. Breen joined the city...

How to sell ‘this old house’: Owner, realtor talk Lee boyhood...

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] Each of the 43 layers of paint on the walls of the Robert E. Lee boyhood home at 607 Oronoco...

Robert E. Lee’s childhood home on the market for $8.5 million

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The childhood home of famed Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Old Town is on the market. Owners Mark and Ann Kington...