Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
George Washington Memorial Parkway
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
The road proposal lagged for many years until a plan was developed in the 1920s to build a highway from Arlington's Memorial Bridge to Mount Vernon, to be called Mount Vernon Boulevard. After consideration of two routes, one along an inland ridge of high ground, the other along the edge of the Potomac, the latter route was selected, using the old trolley right-of-way. The proposal was revised to commemorate the 200th birthday
Cover of 1907 Tercentennial Souvenir Illustrated Guide
A view of the proposed Mount Vernon Avenue can be seen on the cover of this commemorative book, which was produced to honor the 300th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown in 1607. Starting at the U. S. Capitol in the upper left-hand corner, the proposed roadway slices on a diagonal across the cover and through Alexandria, to Mount Vernon at the lower right.
(captions) G.W. Memorial Parkway Map circa 1932
G.W. Memorial Parkway aerial view
Bridge over Hunting Creek
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Location. 38° 48.309′ N, 77° 2.827′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street (Virginia Route 7) and North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400), on the right when traveling west on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 North Washington Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alexandria Lyceum (a few steps from this marker); Lee-Fendall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Timberman Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005) (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Retail in Alexandria (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington in Alexandria (about 400 feet away); The Confederate Statue (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 31, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.