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

Orange & Alexandria Roundhouse

 
 
Orange and Alexandria Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 15, 2014
1. Orange and Alexandria Roundhouse Marker
Inscription.  Orange & Alexandria Railroad roundhouse, formerly located near Duke and South Henry Streets. Engine named after Brigadier General Herman Haupt, Chief of Transportation, U.S. Military Railroads during the Civil War. Mathew Brady photograph after 1863. Courtesy Library of Congress.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad series list.
 
Location. 38° 48.003′ N, 77° 2.67′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Wilkes Street east of South Royal Street, on the left when traveling east. The marker is on the south wall of the west entrance of the tunnel. 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alexandria Railroads (here, next to this marker); Wilkes Street Tunnel (here, next to this marker); First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Mary's Catholic Parish
Orange and Alexandria Roundhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 15, 2014
2. Orange and Alexandria Roundhouse Marker
(about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Wilkes Street Tunnel (about 700 feet away); "For God and Country" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Windmill Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home of Dr. James Craik (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Historical District.
 
No. 232. -- Engine "Gen. Haupt," image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1863
3. No. 232. -- Engine "Gen. Haupt,"
This 1863 Mathew Brady Photo of the General Haupt in front of the roundhouse is reproduced on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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