King and Washington St., in 1984., in Alexandria,Va.

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King and Washington St., in 1984

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President’s Day, in Northern Virginia

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1940 ,George Washington Birthday Parade on the 1100 block of King St. Alexandria Va.

President’s Day is fast approaching. The holiday of President’s Day occurs on or about the birthday of George Washington, our first President, and resident of Mount Vernon VA.

There are a number of fascinating details in the picture above from 1940. The police uniforms have changed so very much since that day. Although many of the buildings survive, many of the businesses did not. For example folks don’t by Stetson Hats like they used to. Here’s the same location today.

Compare King Street in 1940 to King St. in Old Town Alexandria in 2013

I love comparison pictures where you see what has changed in a given place over time. Here’s a look at King Street in 1940 and a look at the same place in 2013.

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King Street in 1940 and the same place in 2013

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Where’s the Nightlife in Old Town Alexandria?

Most of the bars and restaurants in Old Town Alexandria are located on Union St. and King St. There are a few that aren’t on King St. or Union St. like Overwood for example, which is on North Lee. The restaurants and bars in Old Town Alexandria feature a wide spectrum of cuisines and atmospheres. There are hole in the wall bars (O’Shaughnessy’s pub), karoake bars (Flying Fish), bars on the water (Fish Market, Union Street Pub, Chadwick’s), and everything in between.


Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

Stops of the King Street Trolley

The City of Alexandria’s free King Street Trolley transports residents, visitors, and those who work in Old Town, between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River waterfront. The free trolley operates along the one-and-a-half mile route seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. providing access to accommodations, dining, entertainment and shopping. The free trolley departs from the Potomac River Waterfront and from the King Street Metro every :10, :30, and :50 minutes after each hour. Every 20 minutes riders can board at any of the 20 stops along King Street.

Traveling towards the King Street Metro Station, the designated trolley stops include:

King Street Trolley
  • King and Union
  • King and Lee
  • King and Royal
  • King and St. Asaph
  • King and Columbus
  • King and Patrick
  • King and Fayette
  • King and Peyton
  • King and Diagonal
  • King Street Metro Station

Traveling towards the Potomac River waterfront, designated trolley stops include:

  • King Street Metro Station

    King Street Trolley
    Trolley at King Street
  • King and Diagonal
  • King and Peyton
  • King and Fayette
  • King and Patrick
  • King and Columbus
  • King and St. Asaph
  • King and Royal
  • King and Lee
  • King and Union.

Please remember there is no smoking, eating, or drinking on the trolley. Passengers with strollers must close strollers before entering. The trolley only stops at designated stops. Passengers must pull the cord to signal a stop.