Unseen Old Town

October’s Guess This Old Town Spot

(Photos: “Governor” Burke)

Alexandria, VA – Last month’s Unseen Old Town features the grave of William Fowle (1783-1860) located in the Christ Church graveyard on Wilkes St. Originally from Massachusetts, Fowle became a prominent banker and shipping merchant in Alexandria. He was also the founder of the Alexandria Lyceum. His family lived for five generations at their 711 Prince St. home until 1969. A photo of the Patton-Fowle house, which prominent Boston architect Charles Bullfinch designed, is included.

Have you noticed this around town? Where is it? What do you know about it?

To see more quirky photos and close-up angles of secret and not-so-secret spots in Old Town Alexandria, jump in with guesses and comments, follow the discussion, and submit your own photos for consideration, join the Unseen Old Town Facebook group!

As for the photo above, we will reveal what it is and where it is in our next issue, along with a new one for you to ponder.

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