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Alexandria City Hall- Historic Old Town

Alexandria City Hall

Alexandria City Hall was built on a site designated for the market and city hall when Alexandria was founded in 1749. The original City Hall burned in 1871 the current structure was erected in 1874. This City Hall wraps around a central courtyard known as Market Square. When first constructed Alexandria City Hall also housed a Masonic Lodge, court facility, and police and fire stations. Today, the site only has municipal offices. Over the years the building has undergone several renovations and additions. Among the most recent and was the 1960-61 addition that filled the old courtyard. At that time, the building was reoriented toward the south with the new entrance facing King Street and Market Square, an open, landscape plaza with central fountain in the current Market Square. In1981, further renovations linked the 1871 building and the 1961 addition with new elevators, stairs and corridors.

Alexandria City Hall
Alexandria City Hall
The plaque reads

Alexandria Washington Lodge

No. 22 AF & AM

Chartered AD 1788

Destroyed by Fire May 19, AD 1871

Rebuilt AD 1874

Adolf Cluss Architect

Alexandria City Hall in 1890

 

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