Tag: historic

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...

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...

Our View: Compromise is not a four letter word

In this era of identity politics, the notion of compromise is often viewed as unacceptable. It seems many increasingly equate giving in a little...

Alexandria family donates rare manuscript

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A family heirloom and a piece of history was lost for years in a linen closet. It wasn’t until Kansas...

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...

How Alexandria’s Potomack Company built a national reputation

By Louise Krafft “Going once, going twice, sold!” is the familiar call of the auctioneer as the gavel drops and the sale is final. Auctions date...

Departmental Progressive Club celebrates 90 years

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] In the Alexandria of 1927, there were few places for African Americans to seek recreation and entertainment, according to Nelson E....

Archaeologists excavate remnants of Pioneer Mills

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] The site of Robinson Terminal South, where the eastern edge of Duke Street meets the waterfront, is teeming with activity. Many of...

King Street Gateway development in west Old Town moves forward

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected]  It’s not the first time – or even the second – that redevelopment plans for the townhouses between 1604 and...

Parker-Gray neighborhood officially historic

City's Uptown/Parker-Gray neighborhood becomes an official part of the National Register of Historic Places