Unseen Old Town

Unseen Old Town: Where Are These Steps?

Alexandria, VA – Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, and in business through the 1930s, the Lee Street Ice House provided Alexandria’s residents and businesses with ice, before people had access to refrigerators. It sold hundreds of thousands of pounds each year. There were two ice houses in the city. The Lee Street location still has its historic look and sign. What happened to the second ice house on Commerce Street? The property is occupied by Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, owned by Brandon Byrd.

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, and 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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