STROLLERS ON SIDEWALKS BOTHER ALEXANDRIANS SINCE 1898

On August 4, 1898, the City of ALexandria received a novel complaint, that perambulators were occupying too much space on the sidewalks of King Street, forcing pedestrians to zig-zig their way along the main commercial thoroughfare, while unperturbed mothers shopped in adjacent stores at their leisure.  Though sympathetic to the complainant, legally there was little recourse to restrict the increasingly large baby carriages of the period. (Source: Office of Historic Alexandria)