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Discovering Alexandria: The 20th Century

George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Discovering Alexandria: The 20th Century explores the people, places, and events that defined the remarkable port city of Alexandria, VA, during an era of industrial change and social progress. Stories include the ammunition-to-art evolution of the Torpedo Factory; the construction of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial; the heyday of Potomac Yard, one of the busiest railroad hubs on the Eastern Seaboard; and the significance of the Barrett Branch Library, site of one of the country’s first sit-in protests. Fondly remembering notable and favorite locations past and present, Discovering Alexandria: The 20th Century discovers the iconic sites that helped to shape the city we know today.

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The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

The George Washington Masonic National Memorial

Credit: Courtesy of the National Archives
The Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Torpedo Factory Art Center

The Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Credit: Courtesy of Alexandria Library, Special Collections

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