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Traditional architecture of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
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Old Town Alexandria is the third oldest locally designated historic district in America (following Charleston, South Carolina and New Orleans, Louisiana).

Photo: W. Connett/Visit Alexandria

An exhibit exploring the Torpedo Factory’s historic roots
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The Torpedo Factory was once a World War II-era torpedo and munitions factory; today, it is one of the largest visual arts centers in the USA.

Photo: K. Summerer/Visit Alexandria

The Spite House, sandwiched between two other historic Alexandria buildings
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At just two meters wide, Spite House on Queen Street is the narrowest historic house in America, designed so that horse-drawn wagons and people couldn’t pass through a nearby homeowner’s alley.

Photo: W. Connett/Visit Alexandria

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