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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

23 Canterbury Sq #301

23 Canterbury Sq #301 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 761 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Canterbury Square

Added: 12/17/20

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $189,900

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

6300 Stevenson Ave #503

6300 Stevenson Ave #503 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,055 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Sentinel of Landmark

Added: 11/04/20

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $228,000

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

309 Yoakum Pkwy #409

309 Yoakum Pkwy #409 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,309 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Watergate At Landmark

Added: 01/18/21

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $290,000

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

521 N Armistead St #301

521 N Armistead St #301 - 3 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,168 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Saxony Square

Added: 01/17/21

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $219,999

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

5831 Quantrell Ave #106

5831 Quantrell Ave #106 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 720 sq.ft.

Subdivision: The Seasons

Added: 01/15/21

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $173,000

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

309 Yoakum Pkwy #1018

309 Yoakum Pkwy #1018 - 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,622 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Watergate At Landmark

Added: 01/15/21

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $374,999

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

307 Yoakum Pkwy #1821

307 Yoakum Pkwy #1821 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,310 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Watergate At Landmark

Added: 01/14/21

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $334,999

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

203 Yoakum Pkwy #1-721

203 Yoakum Pkwy #1-721 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,309 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Watergate At Landmark

Added: 12/21/20

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $299,990

Last Updated: 01/18/2021

5300 Holmes Run Pkwy #513

5300 Holmes Run Pkwy #513 - 1 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,027 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Greenhouse

Added: 12/16/20

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $265,000

Last Updated: 01/17/2021

5911 Edsall Rd #202

5911 Edsall Rd #202 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,004 sq.ft.

Subdivision: Highpointe

Added: 10/25/20

Property Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Price: $249,900

Last Updated: 01/17/2021

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