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

Site of First Services of the Salvation Army

Alexandria, Virginia

— May 1885 —

 
 
Salvation Army Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 23, 2006
1. Salvation Army Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 38° 48.284′ N, 77° 2.603′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. It is in Old Town. Marker is on King Street near Royal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Market Square (a few steps from this marker); Electric Railway
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(a few steps from this marker); Gadsby's Tavern Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lynching of Benjamin Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,447 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 7, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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