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

115 Prince Street

Captain's Row

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
1. 115 Prince Street Marker
Inscription. George Washington's 1749 Survey shows this lot fronting the Potomac River.

The original house on this site was built in 1783. It was destroyed in the great fire of January 18, 1827, which consumed 53 houses and numerous outbuildings in Old Town.

The current brick house was built in 1853-54 on the original foundation by Frederick Vaccari, a shipping master. The house was restored in 1996.
 
Location. 38° 48.196′ N, 77° 2.47′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Prince Street west of South Union Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fairfax House (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Elisha Cullen Dick (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fitzgerald (about 400 feet away); Green & Brother Furniture (about 400 feet away); Raise the White Flag (about 400 feet away); Historic Alexandria (about 500 feet away); Residence of General William Brown, M.D. (about 500 feet away); Waterfront Walk (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Regarding 115 Prince Street.
115 Prince Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
2. 115 Prince Street Marker
1998 Preservation Award for Restoration/Rehabilitation By Historic Alexandria Foundation
Wiki Travel says that "Captains Row contains many of the oldest residences in the city, mostly consisting of Federal style houses built by wealthy merchants and sea captains. Complete with cobblestones and charming architectural details, this is probably one of the most picturesque colonial village blocks anywhere."
 
Also see . . .  115 Prince Street,. Virtual Home Visit by Sotheby's International. (Submitted on February 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made Features
 
115 Prince Street image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
3. 115 Prince Street
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
4. 115 Prince Street
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
5. Lion Knocker
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By Allen C. Browne, February 2, 2014
6. Lion Doorbell
Washington's 1749 Plan of Alexandria image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
7. Washington's 1749 Plan of Alexandria
115 Prince Street is in Lot 56 on this map, the triangular waterfront lot on the top left side of the marshy embayment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 520 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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