Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
City of Alexandria Est. 1749
In 1906, Warfield replaced his small drugstore with a larger commercial/residential building, pictured in this 1949 photo. the three-story Warfield Building contained space for the pharmacy on the first floor, with luxurious flats above. Warfield prospered at his new site until his death in 1934, as the last Confederate veteran from Alexandria.
By 1950, King Street was the main retail center in Northern Virginia, with shops and department stores housed in buildings dating from as far back as the late 18th century. However, within a decade, the area began to deteriorate as new highways and suburban shopping centers developed nearby. By 1965, the once bustling thoroughfare was largely vacant, and an "urban renewal" project replaced six blocks of the historic downtown core, including Warfield's grand
Erected by City of Alexandria.
Location. 38° 48.29′ N, 77° 2.681′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of King Street and North Pitt Street, on the left when traveling east on King Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marshall House (a few steps from this marker); Franklin P. Backus Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gadsby's Tavern Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington in Alexandria (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Market Square (about 300 feet away); Washington's Tenement House (about 300 feet away); Electric Railway (about 300 feet away); Site of First Services of the Salvation Army (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 46 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.