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Become a Red Brick Town Contributor by Taking Photos!

Here is one of our favorite new photos from the Red Brick Town Flickr Pool, depicting the best of Alexandria, Virginia and the area. Check out this photo of The Why Not Shop in Old town Alexandria, Virginia which announced earlier today that it was closing its doors after 53 years in business. I was actually looking for this photo earlier for the earlier postbefore going with one of our other photos. What is your favorite memory of the store?

You can see other Flickr pool submissions we have posted about at this link.

Do you have a picture that depicts Alexandria, Virginia? A GREAT way to contribute to our website is to share your photos in our Flickr pool by submitting your own!

(Flickr Pool photo via Ben R, on Flickr)

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REMINDER: Please consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]us or drop it in our Flickr Pool. Please let us know the name of your pet and the neighborhood where you live.

We Alexandrians L O V E love our pets. For today’s pet photo of the day (taken by my wife Ann), here is a photo of our Bea taking in the sun in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Via Twitter, a follower notes that a U.S. Park Police truck with a horse trailer died and is taking up taking up 2 lanes.

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(Image via @dwayne_stewart on Twitter)

Mind the Mat is the Heart of Del Ray in Alexandria, Virginia

Become a Red Brick Town Contributor by Taking Photos!

Here is our favorite new photo from the Red Brick Town Flickr Pool, depicting the best of Alexandria, Virginia.

Check out this photo of Del Ray’s Mind The Mat Pilates & Yoga showing of their Heart of Del Ray Award.

You can see other Flickr pool submissions we have posted about at this link. Do you have a picture that depicts Alexandria, Virginia area? A GREAT way to contribute to our website is to share your photos in our Flickr pool by submitting your own!

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StPaulsChurchAlexandria 1862” by Unknown – Image furnished by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.. Licensed under Public Domain.

Via Wikipedia

An early and particularly notorious incident was the arrest of St. Paul’s interim minister, the Rev. Dr. K. J. Stewart, in the sanctuary on February 9, 1862, by Union troops who attended with the stated purpose of provoking an incident. During the Litany, Dr. Stewart was ordered by an attending Union officer to say the Prayer for the President of the United States that Dr. Stewart had omitted without saying any other prayer in its place. Dr. Stewart proceeded without paying any attention to the interruption; but a captain and six of his soldiers, who were present in the congregation to provoke an incident, drew their swords and pistols, strode into the chancel, seized the clergyman while he was still kneeling, held pistols to his head, and forced him out of the church, and through the streets, just as he was, in his surplice and stole, and committed him to the guard-house of the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Dr. Stewart was soon released, but was not allowed to continue to officiate at services. Immediately thereafter, the St. Paul’s sanctuary was closed and was used for the duration of the War as a hospital for the wounded.

Members with Southern sympathies from St. Paul’s, and also members from Christ Church, continued to meet in the St. Paul’s lecture hall until it too was closed in 1863 and also used as a hospital until the end of the War in 1865. When the church regained possession of its buildings in May 1865, they had suffered extensive damage. One month later, on June 23, 1865, the vestry submitted to the Federal occupation force a statement of charges for repairs to restore the church to its former condition. The church was not reimbursed until 1912 for these expenses.

IMHO, the most amazing portion of the story is that it took the church nearly 50 years to be reimbursed for repairs after the Civil War.

What does the church look like today? Jay Roberts has the best look at this link. Hasn’t changed much over the years now has it?

An extraordinary pet photo of the day from the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia
REMINDER: Please consider sharing a photo of your own pet by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]us or drop it in our Flickr Pool. Please let us know the name of your pet and the neighborhood where you live.

We Alexandrians L O V E love our pets. For today’s pet photo of the day (taken by my wife Ann), here is our Bea taking in the sun in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

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