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Feb 28, 2024: 59/366 I don’t know the story behind these two townhomes on South Lee St. But I like them.

Feb 27, 2024: 58/366 According to the sign above the door, this is the Honeycomb House on Wolfe St.

Feb 26, 2024: 57/366 The Tannery Yard townhomes sit where the C C Smoot and Co. Tannery used to be. Smoot owned the Tannery, a lumber yard, and was mayor of …

Feb 25, 2024: 56/366 The Friendship Fire Company was established here in 1774 and was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The building is now a museum …

Feb 24, 2024: 55/366 The Vowell-Smith house is the largest house in Old Town Alexandria. And from this angle it looks reeeeal spooky.

Feb 23, 2024: 54/366 They love their arches here.

Feb 22, 2024: 53/366 I wonder if they need a parking permit for the moped?

Feb 21, 2024: 52/366 The Ramsay House is the oldest house in Alexandria. Built in 1749 by William Ramsay, a founder of Alexandria and the first mayor. It was …

Feb 20, 2024: 51/366 The wife snapped this on our evening walk with the dogs. King Street looking west from the waterfront towards the George Washington Masonic …

Feb 19, 2024: 50/366 Today is Presidents‘ Day, officially Washington’s Birthday to the federal government. It would be Washington’s 292nd birthday. It’s also the …

Feb 18, 2024: 49/366 The Old Dominion Boat Club was founded in 1880. In 1947 they started a high school rowing program at the city’s high school. It’s the second …

Feb 17, 2024: 48/366 We were supposed to get snow last night. 501 Duke St was built in 1780 and once owned by George Washington’s nephew. As you can see, it is …

Feb 16, 2024: 47/366 This downspout is marked with the TW & RC Smith foundry name and “Alexandria DC”. Alexandria was returned to Virginia in 1846, so the …

Feb 15, 2024: 46/366 The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE) headquarters was built in 1910. In the 80s it was sold to developers and turned into …

Feb 14, 2024: 45/366 Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) is the local community theater. Founded in 1934, they’ve produced almost 400 shows.

Feb 13, 2024: 44/366 The Columbia Firehouse on South Saint Asaph was home to the Columbia Steam Engine Fire Company in 1871. In 2009 it became the Columbia …

Feb 12, 2024: 43/366 We have a lot of brick sidewalks in Old Town. And most of them are NOT flat.

Feb 11, 2024: 42/366 Nothing especially historic about these homes that I’m aware of. Just a whole lotta brick and cute doors.

Feb 10, 2024: 41/366 Gadsby’s Tavern sits on the corner of Royal and Cameron streets. George Washington was a frequent visitor and the tavern has hosted other …

Feb 9, 2024: 40/366 Underneath the Woodrow Wilson bridge at Jones Point Park.

Feb 8, 2024: 39/366 There’s always a cause to fight in Old Town.

Feb 7, 2024: 38/366 Originally the Second Presbyterian Church, built in 1840, the building at 601 Prince St has also housed a civil war hospital, the Virginia Tech …

Feb 6, 2024: 37/366 King Street trolley is free and runs every fifteen minutes from the King Street metro station to City Hall near the waterfront.

Feb 5, 2024: 36/366 The rooflines of these three townhouses is interesting.

Feb 4, 2024: 35/366 The tall ship Providence is a sloop anchored in Alexandria on the Potomac between Prince and King streets. Records of the ship’s first voyages …

Feb 3, 2024: 34/366 The Basilica St. Mary’s bell tower. BSM is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Virginia. Founded in 1795.

Feb 2, 2024: 33/366 Many of the homes in Old Town have gas lamps.

Feb 1, 2024: 32/366 Even though we’re in the middle of a historic district, it’s still just a regular neighborhood with regular shopping and grocery stores.

Jan 31, 2024: 31/366 The house on the left looks like it’s made of stone blocks. It actually has the same treatment that Mount Vernon does. They used planks of wood …

Jan 30, 2024: 30/366 Cur non? On October 12, 1824 Major General Marquis de Lafayette, soldier, statesman, citizen of France and of the United States was the guest …

Jan 29, 2024: 29/366 I didn’t get a chance to get out during daylight today. So I’ll share a photo of my library wall in my home office; recently reorganized.

Jan 28, 2024: 28/366 The Tunnel Flats. A group of one bedroom apartments right at the entrance to the Wilkes Tunnel. Not pictured here, but there’s a cute little …

Jan 27, 2024: 27/366 So many great front steps in Old Town.

Jan 26, 2024: 26/366 Engine 201 at AFD station 201 in Old Town.

Jan 25, 2024: 25/366 Foggy night and it’s creeping up through the Wilkes Street tunnel. Photo stolen from the wife.

Jan 24, 2024: 24/366 It sure is a bright yellow! But it must be historically accurate. The plaque on the front means it was granted Early Building status. Which …

Jan 23, 2024: 23/366 Our local, tiny USPS mailbox.

Jan 22, 2024: 22/366 Snow (sand) volleyball court at Windmill Hill park with townhomes on South Lee St at the top of the park.

Jan 21, 2024: 21/366 Alexandria has its own version of Painted Ladies too.

Jan 20, 2024: 20/366 A transformer blew out across the street. The fire department had to just watch the pole on fire until the electric company came to turn off …

Jan 19, 2024: 19/366 The Athenaeum was built about 1851 and originally housed the Bank of the Old Dominion. During the civil war it was a commissary for Union …

Jan 18, 2024: 18/366 One of many alleys around the city. This one connects all the way to the next block.

Jan 17, 2024: 17/366 The farther south you get from King Street, the larger the houses and/or yards.

Jan 16, 2024: 16/366 Still cold and snowy. But turning to ice now.

Jan 15, 2024: 15/366 Our first snow since living here. Turns out a layer of snow just makes the city even more charming.

Jan 14, 2024: 14/366 Morning train back to DC.

Jan 13, 2024: 13/366 Quick weekend trip to NYC with the wife to celebrate our anniversary (which was a couple months ago). Spent Saturday at Strand, Kinokuniya, …

Jan 12, 2024: 12/366 Quick weekend trip to NYC with the wife to celebrate our anniversary (which was a couple months ago). Spent Friday on the train with a 2+ hour …

Jan 11, 2024: 11/366 This house on South Pitt St. looks like somebody removed a house next door.

Jan 10, 2024: 10/366 We had some pretty bad wind and rain last night. On the walk along the waterfront tonight, we found the remains of the high water level.

Jan 9, 2024: 9/366 The original lots available in Alexandria in the late 1700s were quarter blocks. Over time those divided into smaller plots. You can find homes …

Jan 8, 2024: 8/366 This house on Duke Street looks like something off a Scooby Doo episode.

Jan 7, 2024: 7/366 The Chewish Deli is nestled in the northwest quadrant of Old Town. The founder was a hobby baker who started with restaurant partnerships and …

Jan 6, 2024: 6/366 This is a full sized door but almost half is below sidewalk level. I don’t know if it’s used or not, but I like to imagine it is and the owner …

Jan 5, 2024: 5/366 One can just make out the ghost sign on the side of this townhouse that reads “Chew Grape”. This home was once a grocery store and Grape was a …

Jan 4, 2024: 4/366 The Historic Alexandria Foundation began issuing these plaques to buildings in the historic district in 1970. To be awarded a plaque a house …

Jan 3, 2024: 3/366 Carlyle House in Old Town Alexandria

Jan 2, 2024: 2/366 Basilica of Saint Mary

Jan 1, 2024: 1/366 Cherry Blossom riverboat on the Alexandria waterfront. US Capitol and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception visible on …

Jan 1, 2024: 2024 Project 366 I’ve been doing a “Project 365” for several years now. In 2023 I switched it up and did a “Project 52”. I ended up …