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Out Of The Attic: Making archaeology accessible

Alexandria Archaeology, a division of the Office of Historic Alexandria, holds nearly three million artifacts from 250 registered archaeological sites in the public trust...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria’s suction pumper fire engine

The Friendship Fire Company was Alexandria’s first fire company, founded in 1774. Friendship’s early firefighting was typical of that time. Buckets of water were...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria and the Star-Spangled Banner

Alexandria might have little to do with the creation of Flag Day, but do you know how our city connects to the writing of...

Out of the Attic: Freedom House Museum to reopen

Historic Alexandria continues its celebration of Historic Preservation Month by announcing that the Freedom House Museum at 1315 Duke St. will reopen on May...

Your Views: A glaring omission

To the editor: I am writing in response to your May 13 “Out of the Attic” segment regarding “Colored Rosemont.” In all honesty, this was an...

Letter to the Editor: Jones Point and global warming

To the editor: The “Medieval Warm Theory,” for a long time and even still, despite recent efforts to downplay it, the accepted theory, posits that...

Out of the Attic: Alexandria canal culvert

In 1840, work began on a canal to link the seaport of Alexandria to the larger Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Georgetown and increased economic opportunities. Building...

Out of the Attic: Montgomery Ward and the ‘Spirit of Progress’

Montgomery Ward, first established in Chicago in the 1870s, was a mail order business that allowed customers, even those outside of urban areas, to...

Out of the Attic: Before CVS and Diversions – Fairlington Centre...

Between 1942 and 1944, the Defense Homes Corporation financed construction of more than 3,400 housing units to comprise the new Fairlington community, located in...

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7-Eleven store No. 55