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4 Unique And Interesting Landmarks In Alexandria That You Probably Didn’t Know About

The city of Alexandria is rich with history, from the earliest settlers through the Civil War to the present day. Apart from the area’s famous landmarks that we all know, there are some unique and interesting attractions off the beaten path. Here are four that you probably didn’t know about.

Hollensbury Spite House

Hollensbury Spite House

In 1830, brickmaker and city councilor John Hollensbury’s home was one of the two houses that directly bordered all alley that attracted an annoying amount of horse-drawn wagon traffic and loiterers. To stop people from using the alley he built a 7-foot wide two-story home using the existing brick walls for the adjacent houses as the sides of the new house. The living room walls of the house have gouges from wagon-wheel hubs. The house, which is still standing and occupied, was dubbed the narrowest house in America by Ripleys Believe It or Not.

The Grave of the Female Stranger

According to local legends, a young couple arrived in Alexandria in 1816 and rented a room in Gadsby’s Tavern at 138 North Royal St. The woman was seriously ill and her husband hired a local doctor to treat her–-on condition that the doctor doesn’t ask questions about their identities. The woman eventually died on October 14, 1816.

The husband borrowed money from a local businessman to bury her in town, repaying him with a cheque, which later turned out to be a forgery. The woman’s grave can still be found in the St. Pauls Episcopal Church section of the town’s cemetery.

A slab bears the inscription “To the memory of a Female Stranger whose mortal sufferings terminated on the 14th day of October 1816 Aged 23 years and 8 months….”

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery

For nearly 200 years, the woods at George Washington’s famous estate hid a secret. A graveyard for the former president’s slaves lay hidden beneath a thicket of bushes until an 1885 map of the estate revealed a burial ground. A marble marker was placed on the site in the 1920s but it also disappeared beneath a tangle of vegetation. In 2014, archeologists began a multi-year project to learn more about the cemetery. So far, they’ve found dozens of unmarked graves and estimate the graveyard to contain over 150 slaves.

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Founded in 1792, this was a family business operated continuously until 1933, when competition from synthetic drug companies and the Great Depression led it to bankruptcy. The apothecary closed in 1933 and reopened as a museum in 1939. The museum displays the original collection of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass, and medical instruments that were there when the store closed.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

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1111 Oronoco St #130

** **Best value in Old Town.** Welcome to your move-in ready new home in Old Town! George Washington didn't sleep here, but he would have! Enjoy all there is to do, and you can walk to it all. Take evening strolls amongst the history that is Old Town from this lovely patio condominium. Who wouldn't prefer both the luxury amenities and direct entry? The Henry is a luxury building in a wonderfully central Old Town location, providing many amenities - including roof top terraces, interior park-like courtyard, concierge, exercise, party room, and business center. This residence lives like a single-family home with its private outdoor patio and easy street access but all the conveniences and amenities condo living offers. Truly the best of all worlds. There are no stairs to climb to get to this unit and no need to use the elevator. It is easily accessible and has an interior ramp to the unit. Couple this with 2 deeded garage spots and 2 storage units - and you have the best value in the building. This 2-bedroom plus den and 2-bathroom residence enjoys one of The Henry's larger floor plans, enviable 9-foot ceilings, and a private patio. The patio allows you easy access for pet walking (pet-friendly building), shopping, and evenings out. You will have your own home office. The den allows you to work from home, and there's high-speed internet included in your condo fee. Great for cooking and entertaining. The gourmet kitchen provides gas cooking, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Many options for eating out. Too many choices! Nearby you will find Starbucks, Trader Joe's, restaurants, shops, a dry cleaner, and a post office. Ditch the car and the Braddock Metro is less than a half mile and King Street Metro about a mile. It is convenient to Amazon HQ2, the residence is minutes to the GW Parkway and Reagan National Airport, and Amtrak is conveniently nearby. What are you waiting for? This home has been meticulously maintained, freshly painted, and is move-in ready. Whether you are looking for a home, a second home or an investment property, this condo fits the bill. You may want to right-size for that time in your life when you do not need or want a large home and all of the maintenance and landscaping commitments, but want to enjoy your hobbies and interests with nearby places for art classes, yoga, boating, rowing, and more. (Some photos virtually staged). [Old Town Alexandria - $599,000]

Welcome home to 207 Commerce Street located in lovely walkable Old Town Alexandria! Comes with two off-street parking spaces and a fenced in backyard with deck, green space, and large storage shed.

207 Commerce St

Located on a quiet street away from the main roads for convenience. This beautiful two level, three bedroom, one and a half bath home features a spacious living room with built-in shelving and a formal dining room with a half bathroom on the ML. Spacious and bright eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, SS appliances, built-in microwave, side by side refrigerator, dishwasher, gas stove and wine rack. Access to the backyard through the kitchen. Washer and dryer located on the ML. The upper level features the spacious master bedroom plus two additional bedrooms and full bathroom with a tub. Neutral decor and original hardwood floors throughout. A few blocks from King Street Metro Station and public transit. Minutes to Amazon HQ2, Arlington, Crystal City, DC and Reagan National Airport. Walk to restaurants, shops, entertainment and the Old Town waterfront! Don't wait, make your offer today! Unbeatable value for location! Zoned for Lyles-Crouch Elementary. [Chelsea - $825,000]

Luxurious Robinson Landing Condominium in Old Town Alexandria.

16 Bakers Walk #104

Many upgrades and improvements have been made including custom blinds & draperies, designer lighting fixtures, custom closets and upgraded kitchen cabinet package. High ceilings and a south-facing, 24 foot wide living room with oversized windows create a symphony of light and space. This open 2 bedroom residence has both a private lobby entrance (lobby shared with just 1 neighbor along with semi-private elevator) and a street entrance for easy entry and exit. The front porch has a view toward the river, a gas line for grilling and is gated so family pets can enjoy the sun and the view in comfort and safety. Located along Old Town's vibrant waterfront and just 2 blocks to the shops and restaurants of King Street, Robinson Landing offers concierge service, 24-hour on-site staff, fitness center, yoga studio, pet grooming spa, bicycle storage and workshop, elegant lobby, game room and resident lounge with Potomac River views. Work out in the building's gym while looking over the Potomac River, then grab a coffee or juice at the cafe located on the promenade in front of the building. Take a stroll along the waterfront, dine on the pier, shop at the Farmers Market or enjoy a multitude of activities available in Old Town. Convenient to Reagan National Airport, Amazon's HQ2, Capitol Hill, the White House and all metro D.C. has to offer. 2 car garage parking plus a large private storage space included in condo fee. [Robinson Landing - $1,445,000]

Very special fresh and light 2 bedroom/2 bath in Old Town Alexandria's popular Saint Asaph Square.

801 S Pitt St #219

This corner unit has views of trees and light from 2 directions and has an open and airy feel. The newly remodeled kitchen with quartz countertops has been opened to the living/dining room with new dining bar for 4. Expansive living/dining open space area allows for a flexible floor plan and is large enough to host friends and family. Remodeled bathrooms are each done with fine finishes and thoughtful design. Strategically placed custom recessed lighting, wood burning fireplace and beautiful wide-plank floors add to the warmth and beauty. Amenities include a swimming pool, several outdoor cook-out areas, indoor sitting areas located on every floor - great for chatting with neighbors, and full time on-site management. Garage parking space located very close to garage building entry. Located in the desirable SE quadrant, Saint Asaph Square is just a few blocks to the river, bike path and Jones Point Park and is a short walk to Old Town's restaurants, shops, farmers market and community activities. Located close to Reagan National Airport, Amazon's HQ2, the White House, the Capitol all all Metro D.C. has to offer. Live your best life at Saint Asaph Square. [Old Town - $625,000]

Braddock Place residence completely renovated with new kitchen, bath and floors.

1200 Braddock Pl #404

Open kitchen looks over living room and out to a curved balcony creating a seamless living space perfect for cooking, entertaining friends or enjoying plenty of space for yourself. Large walk-in closet allows for plenty of storage. Deeded garage parking included. Braddock Place has some of the best amenities in Old Town with outdoor swimming pool, with hot tub spa, party room with full kitchen, wet bar and dance floor, exercise room, sauna, impressively appointed lobby, computer assisted entry system and more. World-class location in Old Town Alexandria, just 1 block from Braddock Road Metro station, 4 miles to Amazon HQ2 and the Virginia Tech Innovation campus, 5 miles to Reagan National Airport, 6 miles to the Pentagon and 7 miles to Capitol Hill. Close to bike path, waterfront, and all Metro DC has to offer. Assigned off-street parking [Old Town - $415,000]

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1634 Hunting Creek Dr

Gorgeous Alexandria townhome with four bedrooms and three full baths is located in the quiet sought-after Old Town Greens, featuring gleaming Wood floors on ALL three and a half levels of living space. A renovated kitchen with Quartz countertops, Instant Hot Water Tap, Stainless Steel appliances including a separate Wine fridge (holds 36 bottles), Full-size double oven, oversized kitchen island with seating space, custom-built pantry shelving. The main level boasts an open living, dining room combo, with crown molding, gas fireplace, Custom built-in bookshelves with cabinetry below. The spacious master bedroom suite features cathedral ceilings, Custom built shelving in the Primary bedroom Walk-in Closet. Completely renovated Primary bathroom features a glass frameless walk-in shower with Dual Showerhead and custom shelving. Double sinks and a custom Six-foot medicine cabinet. The 15'x12' loft above the primary bedroom has Hardwood floors and can serve as a home office or home gym. Completing the third level are two additional bedrooms plus a full bath and a custom added linen hallway closet. A freshly painted interior round out this move-in-ready home. Over-sized two-car garage. Located only a one-minute walk to the pool and only one traffic light to DC and DCA. Minutes to the New Potomac Yards Metro projected to open in Spring 2022! [Old Town Greens - $910,000]

Nearly 3100 sq ft of perfection and with elevator!! LOCATION, LOCATION! 8 Minutes to National Airport, 10 minutes to National Landing (Amazon Headquarters) and 12 min to downtown DC.

507 Oronoco St

Walk to Potomac River, Traders Joes, Harris Teeter and all the wonderful restaurants and amenities of Old Town. Designer finishes and neutral décor. One of the few with a large walk in kitchen pantry and stepped up roof top terrace offering wide city views! Top of the line Thermador appliances, Timeless Snaidero cabinetry, Caesarstone quartz counters, Waterworks bath fixtures, high ceilings, elevator to all 4 levels, custom closets builtins, raised roof terrace with custom railing, 2-car garage with customization plus pull down attic storage in garage. Two Sunny outdoor spaces - patio off kitchen and roof top terrace. Relaxing and inviting space for years to come! [Brightleaf and Cooper - $2,225,000]

Welcome to this spacious, perfectly located townhome in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

710 N Henry St

With an amazing roof top deck with views, sun-drenched rooms, and peaceful shaded back patio, your new home will be perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. This home offers the perfect balance for a new age of living. Ample out door space, accompanied by ample multi use indoor space provides perfect flexibility for any families life style. Freshly painted, this home is ready for its new owner! If that is not enough this home is conveniently located just 2 blocks from the Braddock rd Metro! [Braddock Lofts - $949,900]

Your plants will love this "sun-filled" atrium! Just like new.

320 S West St #301

Unit #301 is a gorgeous INCREDIBLE light filled corner unit. The Best location in the building. 2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms + den/workspace featuring a spacious open floor plan, family room, gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors, washer/dryer, high ceilings, classic colonial style detailed woodwork (crown moldings and baseboards), and extensive bay windows that fills the home with natural light. Includes 2 underground garage parking spaces and extra storage. The Primary bedroom suite features a walk-in closet ensuite bath/shower + double vanity. Located in the Carlyle district in Old Town Alexandria just two blocks to King Street Metro, quick access to Beltway and one block to Whole Foods. Steps away from Old Town dining and shopping. Easy access to Amazon HQ2 @ National Landing, and minutes to DCA airport. Amenities include gym, common areas, elevator, exercise room, and private lounge. Stop searching...this is the one! [Duke Condominium - $750,000]

GRAND OPENING! *** Thermador appliance package upgrade, outdoor summer kitchen and wine frig included in unit 707!*** Introducing MUSE, now selling in presale! New water view mid-rise luxury condominium with 73 total residences & 29 one-of-a-kind floor plans with Old Town perspectives.

1201 N Royal St #707

Offering 1+den to 2 beds+den residences ranging from 920 - 2800 sq. ft. of extraordinary sophisticated space. Every residence features stunning floor to ceiling glass with operable windows, 7.5" engineered oak wood floor, custom imported Snaidero cabinetry, Waterworks and Brizio fixtures, Bosch panelized appliances, quartz countertops with waterfall, wine fridge, porcelain tile, recessed lighting throughout, and more. Select residences include expansive outdoor terraces and/or balconies. Amenities include direct access to Mt. Vernon Trail, 24 hour front desk, lobby lounge, bike storage, penthouse lounge with outdoor wrap-around terrace with sweeping water views of DC, MD, and VA, indoor-outdoor fitness center with dedicated movement room, and pet wash. White glove services include on-site lobby porter for general assistance, on-site experienced property manager, a full-time licensed building engineer and daily janitorial staff. New home of Art League of Alexandria will offer artist studios and classes in retail space. Other neighborhood retail includes Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Rustico, Hank & Mitzi's, Cafe 44, Goldfinch, and Oak Steakhouse. A mere .75 miles to King St, 5 miles to Washington DC, and 1 traffic light to Reagan Airport. Delivery in 2021. Sales Gallery open daily by appointment. [None Available - $2,234,000]

A beautiful fully renovated 2,500 sq, ft, townhouse featuring 3 bedrooms 3.

607 S Pitt St

5 baths with hardwood flooring in Historic Old Town Alexandria this home is a must-see! This location is sought-after townhouse is located 4 blocks from the waterfront, a quick taxi ride to the National Harbour, Washington Harbour, and DC Harbour. It is only blocks away from the highly ranked core-knowledge curriculum Lytes-Crouch elementary school. Easy access to popular supermarkets like Safeway and Balducci, short walking distance to restaurants and shops. Renovated brick and HardiePlank exterior for easy maintenance, detached garage added in 2006 with convenient street parking for your guests, newer roof membrane and sealant and chimney, and updated climate control HVAC system. The main level touts gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Air stainless steel double wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, center island exhaust fan, and island cooktop with gorgeous granite counter island and can seat 4 right at the island countertop, so you can entertain your guests while you cook. A formal living room, dining room, and powder room round out the main floor. You will love the luxurious primary bath in the upper-level primary suite which also has a whirlpool tub. With the open skylight in the primary bathroom, you can enjoy daylight and moonlight; AND the oversized tub will soak away all your worries while relaxing your muscles. The primary bathroom also has a double sink vanity providing you ample space to spread out. Finishing out the upper level are 2 additional bedrooms with 1 full main bath. All the bathrooms have been remodeled and updated. The basement is cavernous and is ready for your gym, study, a schoolroom for school-bound children, den, inlaw suite, however, you want to use this area, AND the basement also has a full bathroom. Put this home on your "heart-list" inside your favorite real estate portal, because there is a community video and 360° virtual-reality-tour: [Old Town South - $1,290,000]

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