Real Estate & Rental Information About Watergate & Old Town Alexandria

Things To Know About The Athenaeum

Home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, the Athenaeum is a perfect example of Greek Revival architecture, with a long and colorful history of occupation.

Located at 201 Prince Street, the building was built in 1851 and served as the Bank of the Old Dominion, which claimed Robert E. Lee as a customer. During the Civil War, the Federal troops commandeered the building, which they used as Commissary Headquarters for the Union Army and later a triage hospital for wounded soldiers. Knowing the Northern troops would occupy the bank, the manager had hidden all the gold from the vault and returned it to the depositors once the war was over.

After the war, the building served as the First Virginia Bank, then a warehouse for pharmaceutical wholesaler Leadbeater and Sons, and in 1925, as a house of worship for the Free Methodist Church of North America.  The Northern Virginia Arts Association bought the building in 1964, restored it to its current state, and renamed it the Athenaeum.

Today, the Athenaeum is a vibrant space for art exhibitions, dance and music performances, poetry readings, and other literary events. It is open to the public on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm. It can also be rented for private events such as weddings, parties, etc.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

540 Second St #103

540 Second St #103 - 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,487 sq.ft.

$$$: $835,999

Subdiv: Liberty Row

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 01/07/21

Updated: 01/18/2021

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501 Slaters Ln #808

501 Slaters Ln #808 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,168 sq.ft.

$$$: $440,000

Subdiv: Marina Towers

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 10/09/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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828 Slaters Ln #302

828 Slaters Ln #302 - 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,446 sq.ft.

$$$: $629,999

Subdiv: Old Town Crescent

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 12/26/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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813 Green St

813 Green St - 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,008 sq.ft.

$$$: $715,000

Subdiv: Hunting Creek

Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

Added: 01/14/21

Updated: 01/18/2021

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801 N Pitt St #1705

801 N Pitt St #1705 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 788 sq.ft.

$$$: $310,000

Subdiv: Port Royal Condominium

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 01/15/21

Updated: 01/18/2021

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1119 E Abingdon

1119 E Abingdon - 3 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths

Home size: 2,499 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,496,360

Subdiv: The Towns At Abingdon Place

Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

Added: 11/12/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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611 Second

611 Second - 3 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths

Home size: 2,435 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,449,900

Subdiv: None Available

Type: End of Row/Townhouse for Sale

Added: 11/07/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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130 Cameron St #Cs109

130 Cameron St #Cs109 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 897 sq.ft.

$$$: $550,000

Subdiv: Torpedo Factory

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 12/28/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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312 S Washington St #2

312 S Washington St #2 - 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,414 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,289,900

Subdiv: Old Town Alexandria

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 12/16/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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312 S Washington St

312 S Washington St - 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,414 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,000,000

Subdiv: Old Town Alexandria

Type: Unit/Flat for Sale

Added: 12/16/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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926 N Columbus St

926 N Columbus St - 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,922 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,020,000

Subdiv: Old Town Commons

Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

Added: 01/15/21

Updated: 01/18/2021

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211 Prince St

211 Prince St - 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 4,769 sq.ft.

$$$: $2,300,000

Subdiv: Old Town Alexandria

Type: Interior Row/Townhouse for Sale

Added: 10/16/20

Updated: 01/18/2021

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