The big sign, “Gadsby Is Going,” did not mean that Gadsby's Tavern was the next
building to be torn down. Rather, it meant that the actual work of renewal had
started. (ALSC.) The official groundbreaking ceremony for urban renewal took ...
Author: Gretchen M. Bulova
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Gadsby’s Tavern was at the center of daily life in late-18th and early-19th-century Alexandria. Operated by John Gadsby from 1796 to 1808, the tavern served both local citizens and travelers on their way to the nation’s new capital. Gadsby’s was a venue for dancing assemblies, performances, and celebratory dinners. Among its most famous patrons were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. By the early 20th century, the tavern buildings were in danger of being demolished. Saved from the wrecking ball in 1929 by American Legion Post 24, Gadsby’s became the cornerstone of Alexandria’s historic preservation movement. In 1972, the American Legion donated the site to the City of Alexandria. Following a full restoration, Gadsby’s reopened as part of America’s bicentennial celebration. Today, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is a dynamic historic house museum, interpreting history to more than 25,000 visitors a year.
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Author: Federal Writers' Project
This series presents American communities, their political, economin, industrial, and cultural history, the contemporary scene of the time, as well as points of interest sought out the visitors. This volume's focus on the nation's captital include sections relating to organizations in and outside of the government; notable museums, libraries, churches, galleries, and other historic sites; and culture of Washington, DC leading into the 1930s.
A master directory to the people who peddled their services and wares in early Alexandria compiled from newspapers, property records, city directories, and census records. M0598HB - $32.85
Author: Manufacture française des pneumatiques Michelin
Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications
This addition to the acclaimed Michelin Green Guide series provides travellers with a comprehensive guide to the cultural and natural highlights of Washington DC'