Tag: history

Council approves new waterfront features

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] At its March public hearing, council approved several plans geared toward enhancing the vibrancy of Old Town’s waterfront. The area has...

Your Views: We should capitalize on our history

To the editor: The Alexandria Times editorial, “Double down on our strengths,” in your Jan. 30 paper provides actionable information, based on the demographics of...

City plans to buy and preserve Freedom House

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The City of Alexandria announced that it plans to purchase Freedom House, the historic site of a former slave trading...

Your Views: Naming the unknown soldier

To the editor: In the middle of a small circular plot at the junction of Holland and Eisenhower avenues stands the Unknown Soldier. We assume...

Your Views: Support for Indigenous People’s Day

To the editor: I must debate my friend Dino Drudi and his understanding of the conquest of the New World, expressed in his letter, “The...

Torpedo Factory celebrates 100 years as building, 45 years as art...

By Hannah Himes | [email protected] The Torpedo Factory has housed everything from torpedoes and dinosaur bones to World War II files and, now, the works...

Your Views: What’s the point?

To the editor: Paige Pollard of the Commonwealth Preservation Group writes in the May 9 Alexandria Times, “Black house is in compliance with easement” that...

Hugo Black house renovation advances, council affirms BAR decision

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Hugo Black house controversy came to a peak in the crowded city council chambers on Tuesday evening, when council...

Replica historic tall ship officially approved

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] City council unanimously approved a short-term lease agreement with the Tall Ship Providence Foundation, allowing the organization to sail replica...

Your Views: Please protect the Justice Black house

To the editor: The future of the Vowell-Snowden-Black house at 619 S. Lee St. is in jeopardy. Not only will proposed plans for additions and modifications...