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When the Sun Shone Upon Alexandria

By Chuck Hagee Alexandria was once the home of the largest solar powered commercial building in the world. Today the shell of that structure is being redeveloped into what will be some of the most luxurious condominiums in Old Town.Located at 601 N. Fairfax Street, the large battleship-like edifice opened in 1986 as the home […]

Backyard History

By Meg Peters What do the EmpireStateBuilding, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, and steel have to do with Parkfairfax? Built for $8.5 million dollars by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) from 1941 to 1943, this garden-style condominium complex has a history so rich it is listed as a historic district on the National Register of […]


  “If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.”  Hamilton Fish By Jeff WInter In a city like Alexandria, full of American history and historic sites, it is not often that you find something as special and as […]

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