ParkerGrayMarkerVia OHA, Alexandria’s newest historical marker was dedicated this past Saturday, October 17, in the 1200 block of Madison Street.  Dozens of former graduates from the two Parker Gray High School buildings turned out for a ceremony marking the site of the second school, once located at 1207 Madison Street, but also paid tribute to the first school, built in 1920 for African American pupils in grades 1 through 8.

In 1932, that school on Wythe Street (now the location of the Charles Houston Recreation Center) added upper grades allowing students to attend high school in Alexandria rather than traveling to the District of Columbia. Despite the segregated status of the two Parker-Gray High School buildings, the love, camaraderie and positive memories shared between those who attended the dedication on Saturday was nothing short of remarkable. Former students, dressed to the nines, talked about their amazing teachers and staff at the schools who provided not just an education, but valued life lessons in how to overcome obstacles and pursue their dreams with faith and dignity. Although no longer standing, the two school buildings remain in their hearts as an amazing legacy in the history of Alexandria and it is hope that the new marker will help inspire generations of students yet to come.  2015 is the 50th anniversary of the last graduating class of Parker Gray, named for educators John Parker and Sarah Gray.

Check out this condominium for rent in Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia
This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is for rent and located at 400 Madison Street in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the view!

Via the listing

Breath-taking views of Potomac, US Capitol, Wash Mon * Large Rms w/Flr to Ceiling Windows * 300sq ft+ Balc Stretches Entire Length of Unit! * Kit boasts 2 yr old appliances, granite counters * Washer/Dryer * Hardwds in Expansive Lv Rm/Dn Rm * Cheerful Atmosphere * Garage Parking * Party Rm & Pool on Penthouse Lvl* Heart of Alex loc – so close to DCA or Braddock Metro! * Good Credit A Must! *

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Check out this condominium for rent in Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia

MasonSocial

Mason Social (corner of Madison/Henry) has removed the paper from the windows.   This place looks gorgeous inside and is much bigger than it looks from the outside.  The dining room space is really high end and they have a separate entrance in the front for the bar.  The manager inside responded that they are opening February 25th.

Signatures supporting Harris Teeter in Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia becoming a permanent 24 hour operation
We were the only outlet that told you that there was some confusion over the operating hours at the new Harris Teeter in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Now, as part of the re-application process, Harris Teeter is gathering signatures from the community when you checkout.

I have signed, what about you? Should Harris Teeter be allowed to run 24 hours?

Via AEDP, the Northern Virginia chapter of NAIOP recently held their “Focus on Excellence” annual awards. The Awards Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate significant new contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and mixed-use real estate community.

The Award of Excellence for the Best Mixed-Use Project was presented to The Kingsley, the Harris Teeter anchored apartment building which opened this fall in the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Congrats to The Kingsley and to Buchanon Partners!

Home for sale at 400 Madison Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

This extraordinary 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium is for sale and located at 400 Madison Street in the heart of the Old Town North neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. Check out the view! See other open houses going on around Alexandria this weekend at this link.

Via the listing

What a view and renovated too! For sale one bedroom, one bath condo, great open kitchen for entertaining, renovated bath with dual shower heads and lots of closet space! All that and a view of the Potomac and Alexandria/DC skyline! Watch over 40 fireworks displays on the 4th of July from your spacious balcony where you can enjoy grilling and just relaxing. Includes one underground parking space.

Contact the Realtor at this link if you’re interested in more information about this property.

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