Tag: historic

A civil fight over an Old Town landmark

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com 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 | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com 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 | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com 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 | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com 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 | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com 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 | aepitropoulos@alextimes.com The childhood home of famed Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Old Town is on the market. Owners Mark and Ann Kington...

Out of the Attic: ‘Nation’s first woman lawyer’ lived in Alexandria

Women’s History Month was first celebrated the week of March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Its advocates noted that in 1980, a maximum of...