Monday, January 12, 2015

Beautiful architecture in Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria possesses a special charm and whether you're a history buff, architectural buff or even a shopping enthusiast, this historic district has a lot to offer visitors. 

One of the neat aspects of Alexandria's charm is the beautiful architecture that still stands after centuries. When walking around the Old Town section of the city I never bore of examining the old buildings, whether they are now museums, commercial businesses or private residences.

Here are a few shots I've taken over the years during visits to Old Town Alexandria.

This photo is the steeple of Christ Church.

Wise's Tavern is the location where George Washington was first addressed as "Mr. President". Alexandria was the first of many cities the newly-elected President Washington stopped on his way to New York to deliver his inaugural address.  

The next few shots are random shots which, unfortunately, for some of them I don't recall the name and/or historical significance of each structure. These were buildings I took photos of when walking around Old Town, most are private residences.   

John Douglass Brown home, currently a private residence

The following photo is of the famous Carlyle House. Hard to imagine just a few decades ago this structure was in serious disrepair and dilapidated before it was rescued and preserved. To read more about this grand home and its history and to see pictures of the interior I invite you to please visit my blog post on this grand home.

Carlyle House
An old torpedo factory now turned into an art center

Lee Fendall House

Alexandria is an old city rich with history and full of interesting places to see and explore. If you're ever in Northern Virginia and are looking for something to do, I'd highly recommend checking out Old Town. (There is also lots to see and do in other neighborhoods, but I'm still working my way around!)

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