Tag: history

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 | mschrott@alextimes.com 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 | cmelloklein@alextimes.com City council unanimously approved a short-term lease agreement with the Tall Ship Providence Foundation, allowing the organization to sail the...

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...

Unearthing the feminine side of tavern life

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com A dimly lit room full of men, their feet up on tables as they guzzle beer and liquor – this...

Alexandria fire carriage wins statewide artifact contest

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com The Virginia Association of Museums stoked the flames of Alexandria’s history today when it awarded the Friendship Fire Company’s 19th-century...

Alexandria artifact in running for funding

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Alexandria’s firefighting history was reignited this week when the Virginia Association of Museums named the Friendship Fire Company’s 19th-century hose...

Letter to the Editor: Stadium decision reflects selfishness

To the editor: Our neighbors had valid fear that their heritage, their way of life and their property rights would be impacted by a city...

Our View: Vote on T.C. lights a moral and strategic failure

Getting something from a negotiation is probably better than getting nothing, but at times there’s not a huge difference. That’s our take on city...

My View: An imaginary discussion about T.C. lights

By Denise Dunbar City official 1: I have an idea – I think we should add lights to the T.C. Williams football stadium project. City official...