Tag: Hugo Black

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...

Your Views: Black House is in compliance with easement

To the editor: A great deal has been said about the easement governing 619 S. Lee St. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has provided...

Your Views: Uphold the Black house easement

To the editor: The home of the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, also known as the Vowell-Snowden House, and featured in “Seaport in Virginia,...

Your Views: Enforce the Hugo Black easement

To the editor: When considering the matter of the proposed addition on the landmark house that was owned by former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black,...

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...

Out of the Attic: The Hugo Black House

Around 1800, Thomas Vowell, Jr., a prominent Alexandria merchant, built a new home along what was then called Water Street. It later became South...