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3 Cool And Unusual Landmarks In Alexandria

The city of Alexandria is rich with history, from the earliest settlers through the Civil War to the present day. Other than the area’s famous landmarks, some more unique and interesting attractions are off the beaten path. Here are three worth checking out.
Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Founded in 1792, this was a family business operated continuously until 1933, when competition from synthetic drug companies and the Great Depression led it to bankruptcy. The apothecary closed in 1933 and reopened as a museum in 1939. The museum displays the original collection of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass, and medical instruments that were there when the store closed.

Hollensbury Spite House

Known as the narrowest house in America, this blue seven-feet wide residence was built by brickmaker and city councilor John Hollensbury in 1830. This tiny two-story residence was once an enclosed alleyway with two brick houses on either side. It is called a spite house because Hollensburry, who owned one of the houses, built it to keep wagons and loiterers from his alley. The house is now privately owned.

The Grave of the Female Stranger

Legend has it that in 1816, a young couple arrived in Alexandria and rented a room in Gadsby’s Tavern at 138 North Royal St. The woman was seriously ill and her husband hired a local doctor to treat her–on condition that the doctor doesn’t ask questions about their identities. The woman eventually died on October 14, 1816. The husband borrowed money from a local businessman to bury her in town, repaying him with a cheque, which later turned out to be a forgery. The woman’s grave can still be found in the St. Pauls Episcopal Church section of the town’s cemetery. A slab bears the inscription “To the memory of a Female Stranger whose mortal sufferings terminated on the 14th day of October 1816 Aged 23 years and 8 months….”

Properties in Landmark

5340 Holmes Run Pkwy #518

5340 Holmes Run Pkwy #518 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 849 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Pavilion On the Park

Added: 10/01/21

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $197,400

Last Updated: 01/19/2022

5340 Holmes Run Pkwy #1619

5340 Holmes Run Pkwy #1619 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 849 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Pavilion On the Park

Added: 01/04/22

Property Type: Penthouse for Sale

Price: $185,000

Last Updated: 01/19/2022

6300 Stevenson Ave #1221

6300 Stevenson Ave #1221 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,049 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Sentinel of Landmark

Added: 01/15/22

Property Type: Penthouse for Sale

Price: $275,000

Last Updated: 01/18/2022

13 Canterbury Sq #101

13 Canterbury Sq #101 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 840 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Canterbury Square

Added: 01/13/22

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $225,000

Last Updated: 01/18/2022

307 Yoakum Pkwy #223

307 Yoakum Pkwy #223 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,309 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Watergate At Landmark

Added: 12/08/21

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $324,900

Last Updated: 01/17/2022

60 S van Dorn St #208

60 S van Dorn St #208 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 708 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Twenty-One

Added: 01/17/22

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $179,900

Last Updated: 01/17/2022

431 N Armistead St #T5

431 N Armistead St #T5 - 2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 900 sq.ft.

Subdivision: The Seasons

Added: 01/17/22

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $205,000

Last Updated: 01/17/2022

33 Canterbury Sq #201

33 Canterbury Sq #201 - 2 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 970 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Canterbury Square

Added: 01/16/22

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $220,000

Last Updated: 01/17/2022

309 Yoakum Pkwy #212

309 Yoakum Pkwy #212 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,098 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Watergate At Landmark

Added: 01/13/22

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $319,000

Last Updated: 01/17/2022

60 S van Dorn St #511

60 S van Dorn St #511 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,048 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Twenty-One

Added: 11/10/21

Property Type: Condo for Sale

Price: $209,000

Last Updated: 01/17/2022

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