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Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Street

 
 
Historic Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
1. Historic Street Marker
Inscription. In the 1790's many Alexandria streets were paved with cobblestones. According to legend, Hessian soldiers provided the labor to cobble Princess Street. These cobbles remained essentially untouched until 1979, when the street was restored using the original cobbles.
 
Location. 38° 48.507′ N, 77° 2.765′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Princess Street and North Washington Street, in the median on Princess Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexandria Library Sit-In (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee-Fendall House (about 400 feet away); Home of Edmund Jennings Lee (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lee-Fendall House (about 400 feet away); Washington-Rochambeau Route (about 400 feet away); Lee’s Boyhood Home (about 500 feet away); Lloyd House (about 500 feet away); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 
Historic Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
2. Historic Street Marker
Cobblestones image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
3. Cobblestones
Cobblestoned Block of Princess Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. Cobblestoned Block of Princess Street
An identical marker lies at the Columbus Street end of this block.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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