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Alexandria Historic District

Alexandria (Independent City), Virginia
County of Alexandria.
National Register Number: 66000928
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Architectural. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2002.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - November 13, 1966):
From the mid-18th century until the Civil War, Alexandria was the principal seaport and the commercial center of northern Virginia. The District contains significant examples of Colonial and Federal urban architecture. Interspersed among rows of modest houses are more imposing mansions, and colonial churches and meetinghouses set in graveyards provide variety to the streetscape. Several buildings within the district are listed individually as National Historic Landmarks.

Condition:
GSA owns the United States Post Office and Courthouse at Prince and South Washington Streets.


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