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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...

Out of the attic

7-Eleven store No. 55

Out of the attic | Little Country Church

Built in less than 12 weeks for an estimated $75,000, the Little Country Church was a nondenominational house of worship located on North Quaker Lane.

Out of the attic | 711 Prince Street

Known as both the Patton-Fowle House and the Fowle-Pickens House, the large home at 711 Prince St., seen in this mid-20thcentury photo, dates back to the early 1800s. 

Out of the Attic | Old Lincolnia Road

A stretch of road in the West End, today extending from Duke Street south toward the Capital Beltway, was evident on Civil War-era maps. 

Out of the Attic | Richmond Theater

The site of the present-day Old Town movie theater

Out of the attic | Knickerbocker Storm in Alexandria

Between January 27 and 28, 1922, The Knickerbocker Storm holds the official Washington record of 28 inches since documentation has been kept.

Out of the attic | The Alexandria Armory

The impressive building, after its expansion in 1887, had a slate gabled roof and a front faade highlighted by four brick turrets. 
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