Forgotten Apartments

At one time there was an apartment building located right in front of the old Carlyle House. This is the only place Dave has ever lived that no longer exists.

3 Responses to Forgotten Apartments

  1. Kate says:

    It looks like you two enjoyed the tour!!

  2. Sally says:

    What are rhe union flags doing there?

  3. mariemcc says:

    Kate, it was fun because Dave gave me a running commentary on the way things used to be when he was a child in Alexandria.

    Sally, excellent question! Each month the Carlyle House focuses on a different event in the mansion’s history so that their docents will have fresh material to tell visitors. At one time during the Revolutionary War, British soldiers took over the Carlyle House and used it as their headquarters. Thus, the Union Jack once was flew over it. So that’s the focus of this month’s Carlyle House tour.

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