Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
"Seen from the river, the town presents an appearance at once striking and quaint; - black roofs, garbled, hipped, and gambreled, their shingles, which were laid before the century was born, now warped and moss grown, are pierced by innumerable smoke stacks. These chimneys, tall or short, slender or massive, and of all colors -- red, yellow, gray or white -- line themselves against the clear blue sky...."
Courtesy of Library of Congress.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 South Union 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. Raise the White Flag (here, next to this marker); Waterfront Walk (within shouting distance of this marker); River Ferries (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexandria Archaeology Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alexandria (about 300 feet away); Plundered! (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3. submitted on April 2, 2018. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.