Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
In 1903, Robert Downham, a prominent Alexandria haberdasher and liquor purveyor, resided with his family in the house for 31 years, selling it in 1937 to John L. Lewis. As President of the United Mine Workers and the founder of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, Lewis was one of the most powerful and controversial labor leaders in American history. He lived this house during the height of his power, and until his death in 1969. The restored Lee-Fendall House and Garden is a period house museum that is open to the public.
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 King Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Timberman Brothers (a few steps from this marker); George Washington Memorial Parkway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alexandria Lyceum (within shouting distance of this marker); Retail in Alexandria (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Bernard Stier, O.D. (1930-2005) (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington in Alexandria (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 300 feet away); The Confederate Statue (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . . Lee-Fendall House Museum and Garden. (Submitted on April 2, 2018.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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 78 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.