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

1718 W Abingdon Dr #301

1718 W Abingdon Dr #301 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 582 sq.ft.

$$$: $276,000

Subdiv: Potowmack Crossing

Type: Condo for Sale

Added: 04/15/21

Updated: 04/15/2021

Welcome to this amazing, updated, top floor condo in wonderful North Old Town. This wonderfully...

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1115 Cameron St #101

1115 Cameron St #101 - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,119 sq.ft.

$$$: $669,750

Subdiv: Old Town

Type: Condo for Sale

Added: 04/15/21

Updated: 04/15/2021

Beautiful 2BR/2BA stylish condo with a private balcony in sought-after Old Town. Gorgeous...

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509 Franklin St

509 Franklin St - 2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 874 sq.ft.

$$$: $795,000

Subdiv: Yates Gardens

Type: End Unit Townhouse for Sale

Added: 04/14/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Everything you’re looking for in an Old Town lifestyle is right here! Classic end-unit...

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963 Powhatan St

963 Powhatan St - 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,927 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,080,000

Subdiv: Old Town Gateway

Type: Townhouse for Sale

Added: 04/02/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Wow... A must see, updated townhome in Old Town Gateway. See floor plan in photos. A covered...

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703 S Pitt St

703 S Pitt St - 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 918 sq.ft.

$$$: $797,000

Subdiv: Yates Gardens

Type: Townhouse for Sale

Added: 04/14/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Open Saturday 4/17 1-3pm and Sunday 4/18 1-4pm. Prepare to fall for this extra charming, Yates...

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1604 W Abingdon Dr #101

1604 W Abingdon Dr #101 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 610 sq.ft.

$$$: $278,900

Subdiv: Potowmack Crossing

Type: Condo for Sale

Added: 04/14/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

ONE BEDROOM UNIT IN GREAT LOCATION NEAR GW PARKWAY, HEART OF OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA, DC, AND...

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1200 Braddock Pl #105

1200 Braddock Pl #105 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 677 sq.ft.

$$$: $385,000

Subdiv: Braddock Place

Type: Condo for Sale

Added: 03/04/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Welcome to this handsome one bedroom in Braddock Place. Easy first floor access opens up into...

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806 Second St

806 Second St - 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 1,672 sq.ft.

$$$: $974,900

Subdiv: Old Town Gateway

Type: Townhouse for Sale

Added: 03/26/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Superbly located at the ever-popular north end of Old Town, this classic townhome is one stop...

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320 N Royal St

320 N Royal St - 4 beds, 3 full, 2 part baths

Home size: 3,040 sq.ft.

$$$: $1,365,000

Subdiv: Old Town

Type: Townhouse for Sale

Added: 04/04/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Welcome home to this spacious and updated residence nestled in a quiet mews just three blocks...

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801 N Pitt St N #423

801 N Pitt St N #423 - 0 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 386 sq.ft.

$$$: $209,900

Subdiv: Port Royal Condominium

Type: Condo for Sale

Added: 04/14/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Darling efficiency in a secure building with front desk concierge. Light filled condo is...

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305 N Washington St

305 N Washington St - 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths

Home size: 2,039 sq.ft.

$$$: $995,000

Subdiv: Old Town Historic

Type: Townhouse for Sale

Added: 04/09/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

A brilliant choice awaits -- just listed, a well-priced large townhome, circa 1808, is wrapped...

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801 N Pitt St #1402

801 N Pitt St #1402 - 1 beds, 1 full baths

Home size: 784 sq.ft.

$$$: $339,000

Subdiv: Port Royal

Type: Condo for Sale

Added: 04/14/21

Updated: 04/14/2021

Welcome home to this beautifully remodeled condo in Old Town Alexandria. Move in ready and...

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