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I was out this past week covering some of the many events down by the waterfront when I stopped to snap this 1789 house on Captain’s Row in the Alexandria, Virginia Historic District. You can see our previous homes chosen as the ‘House of the Day’ at this link.

The home has at least one star anchor, the end pieces of wrought-iron bars that support the walls of masonry structures, holding the walls together to the home interior.

Here’s what else I love about the house…

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The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) – Old and Historic District will hold their regular monthly hearing TONIGHT (3/18) at 7:30 PM. Items on the docket for tonight’s meeting include a new mixed-use residential-retail building at 700-710 N Washington Street, currently the location of the Travel Lodge Motel in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

An extraordinary historic house of the day in Alexandria, Virginia's historic district
I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in Alexandria’s Historic District. You can see our previous homes chosen as the ‘House of the Day’ at this link.

Today’s house is a great looking little house that was sold last year. It has a connection to George Washington much like this house in the Historic District that we featured before (located right down the street).

Via Mount Vernon

George Wise’s father built the townhouse at 501 Duke Street in Alexandria in 1778 that was later owned by George Washington’s nephew, George Augustine Washington and his wife, Fanny Bassett Washington. After George Augustine’s death, his widow married Washington’s secretary, Tobias Lear and the Lears entertained George Washington at dinner in this house in September of 1795. At some point in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, George Wise purchased Abingdon, which had been the home of Martha Washington’s son, John Parke Custis and his wife, Eleanor Calvert.

(Inspired by PoPville)

At first glance, I thought this might be another spite house but, no it is not. I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in the  Alexandria Historic District. You can see the first one at this link, a beauty from the 1890s at this link, this beauty from 1800, this one from the 1830s at this link, this craftsman-style beauty from the 1830s near the Historic District/Parker Gray border, this beautyfrom 1840, this house from 1830 with a Richardsonian Romanesque flair, another beauty from the 1900s at this link, George Washington’s Tenement House at this link, this colorful beauty from 1890, this Queen Anne style home from the 1890′s, and this Italianate home from 1800.

Today’s house is a great looking row house  that was built in 1790. I love the use of color here. What say you?

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I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in the  Alexandria Historic District. You can see the first one at this link, a beauty from the 1890s at this link, this beauty from 1800, this one from the 1830s at this link, this craftsman-style beauty from the 1830s near the Historic District/Parker Gray border, this beautyfrom 1840, this house from 1830 with a Richardsonian Romanesque flair, another beauty from the 1900s at this link, George Washington’s Tenement House at this link, this colorful beauty from 1890, this Queen Anne style home from the 1890′s, and this Italianate home from 1800.

Today’s house is a great looking house with federal-style Architecture that was built in 1835.

Check it out below…

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I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in the  Alexandria Historic District. You can see the first one at this link, a beauty from the 1890s at this link, this beauty from 1800, this one from the 1830s at this link, this craftsman-style beauty from the 1830s near the Historic District/Parker Gray border, this beautyfrom 1840, this house from 1830 with a Richardsonian Romanesque flair, another beauty from the 1900s at this link, George Washington’s Tenement House at this link, this colorful beauty from 1890, this Queen Anne style home from the 1890′s, and this Italianate home from 1800.

Today’s house is a great looking house with Victorian Architecture that was built in 1872.

Check it out below…

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Your extraordinary House of the Day in the historic district of Alexandria, Virginia

I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in the  Alexandria Historic District. You can see the them at this link.

This one, while it sits in the Historic District, was built in 1999. I snapped this because I LOVE the look of the house and the front door here. What do you think??

(Inspired by PoPville)

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