The Historic Alexandria Foundation

Historic Alexandria: Street by Street

An indispensible guide, thoroughly researched, and easy to use.

This landmark publication, funded by Historic Alexandria Foundation, is a concise photographic inventory of 18th and pre-Civil War 19th century buildings in downtown Alexandria. Images are accompanied by a brief synopsis of deed research on each property conducted by Ethelyn Cox, Esq. The book is currently out of print, but copies are available from the website. The original large-size negatives and prints, along with Mrs. Cox’ detailed notes, are housed at the Queen Street branch of the Alexandria Library in the Local History/Special Collections section.

The HAF Board of Trustees is currently developing plans for a new publication on Alexandria’s historic architecture.

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Old richmond theatreThis shot of King Street in the 1950's shows the then-popular Richmond Theatre. There have been a number of efforts to preserve it as a movie house or entertainment venue - fortunately it is still standing.

Lloyd House Constructed around 1796-1797, Lloyd House is one of the best examples of Alexandria’s late eighteenth-century Georgian style. It is now used as administrative offices for the Office of Historic Alexandria.