“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Site of First Services of the Salvation Army

Salvation Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
1. Salvation Army Marker
Inscription. Alexandria, Virginia May 1885. On this site stood Captain Joseph Pugmire and three lassies who conducted the first Salvation Army services in Alexandria. Later, the Salvation Army was located at 319 and 316 King Street from 1922 to 1965, when it moved to its present facility at 1804 Mount Vernon Avenue. This plaque was dedicated on Sunday, May 19, 1985 by General Jarl Wahlstrum, International Leader; Major Charles E. Beatley, City of Alexandria; Commissioner Andrew S. Miller, Territorial Commander; Major Fred Ruth, Divisional Commander; Major James Hipps, Commanding Officer; Mr. John Kloch, Advisory Board Chairman. "God is with us."
Erected 1985.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Old Town Alexandria marker series.
Location. 38° 48.284′ N, 77° 2.603′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on King Street near Royal Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Marshall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Memorial Fountain (about 300 feet away); The Ramsay House (about 300 feet away); The Front Door of Gadsby's Tavern (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
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