In March I spoke at a Java Jolt about New Alexandria, an industrial town south of Alexandria that sprung up in the 1890s. The owners built the Washington-Alexandria Electric Railway line, several furniture plants, a hotel, and a handful of homes.
The Martha Washington Library in Belle Haven graciously agreed to display my tri-fold board that tells this story. Now that my board has returned home, I thought it would be a good idea to get this info on the web.
If you have any questions, please read my article, or contact me.
By the way, I certainly don’t mind usage of these photos and images, but please credit if possible.
Sketches of Town Buildings and Photos of Board of Directors - "Underwood, Guy. A Story of a New Town, Washington, D.C. 1893."
Before and After Map, Created by Jay Roberts, graphics by Craig Keith, Craig Keith Design, Alexandria, VA.
Text by Jay Roberts.
Railroad Images and Maps. John Merriken. "Old Dominion Trolley Too."
Polaroid Photos. John Andrews Photo Collection.
M.B. Harlow. Alexandria Gazette.
Map of New Alexandria, 1894. The vicinity of Washington, D.C., Hopkins, Griffith Morgan, Jr., Philadelphia : Griffith M. Hopkins, C.E., , Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.