Took my morning walk at the Virginia Theological Seminary off Quaker Lane. A more peaceful patch of green there is not in these parts. VTS goes back to 1818, their start taking place in Old Town. It is the largest accredited Episcopal seminary in the United States. The campus spreads out across 80 acres.
This is their new Immanuel Chapel, which will be consecrated in October.
A new Chapel Garden. It was dedicated in October 2013. As noted by their website, the “garden sits on the site of the seminary’s 1881 chapel that was destroyed by fire (October 22 2010) and is enclosed by the remains of the chapel’s walls.
According to Wiki, the cause of the fire was an accident.
I was so pleased to come across this old post office and even more pleased to see it is still in operation!
My guess is thousands have driven past it on Seminary Road, oblivious to its story (me included). The Alexandria Times did a nice write up in their "Out of the Attic" series. Evidence points to this post office being here in the mid-19th-century (Hello marker candidate).
The postmistress said she has been working here since 1999.
Aspinwall Hall is a landmark (completed in 1858) whose tower is seen for miles and miles around, identifying Seminary Hill. Quite a few country estates once dotted this part of Alexandria. Vaucluse stood where the INOVA hospital is located.