Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
In 1903, Robert Downham, a prominent Alexandria haberdasher and liquor purveyor, resided with his family in the house for 31 years, selling it in 1937 to John L. Lewis. As President of the United Mine Workers and the founder of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, Lewis was one of the most powerful and controversial labor leaders in American history. He lived this house during the height of his power, and until his death
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, The City of Alexandria series list.
Location. 38° 48.306′ N, 77° 2.808′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the right when traveling west on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timberman Brothers (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Memorial Parkway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexandria Lyceum (within shouting distance of this marker); Retail in Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Methodist Episcopal Congregation of Alexandria (about 300 feet George Washington in Alexandria (about 300 feet away); Christ Church (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
Also see . . . Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden. (Submitted on April 2, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.