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

Bank of Alexandria

 
 
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By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
1. Bank of Alexandria Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1792, this was the first financial institution authorized by the General Assembly of Virginia. The building was completed in 1807. It is one of the oldest surviving commercial structures in Alexandria and is a fine local example of federal architecture. The bank listed George Washington as a depositor and stockholder. William Herbert, the son-in-law of John Carlyle, was president from 1796 to 1819. After years of neglect the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority saved the property from demolition in 1970. The National Historic Register building was adaptively restored by OTV, Inc. in 1980.
Owner: Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 48.332′ N, 77° 2.532′ W. Marker is in the Historical District in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Fairfax Street and Cameron Street, on the right when traveling north on North Fairfax 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 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Bank of Alexandria Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 28, 2015
2. Bank of Alexandria Marker
this marker. The Braddock Campaign and Carlyle House (a few steps from this marker); Site of Assembly Hall (a few steps from this marker); Wise's Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Civil War and Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Braddock Road Mile "0" (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Charles Lee (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlyle House Historic Park (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lot Sold at Auction (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 March 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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