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Interior of Christ Church, Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1915-1930

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Summary:The interior of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1915-1930. Caption reads: "Interior, Christ Church, Alexandria, Va. Shows Washington's pew." Reverse caption reads: "This ancient structure was built in 1773. After services one Sunday morning in the summer of 1774, in the shadow of this church General Washington advocated withdrawing allegiance from King George and stated that he would fight to uphold the independence of the colonies. Nine years later, after resigning his commission at Annapolis, he again occupied his accustomed pew in this church. It was here that General Robert E. Lee agreed to take command of Virginia forces." Postcard number: R-64932
Provider:B.S. Reynolds Co.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1911-1920
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States
Geographical subject – Region:Virginia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Alexandria
Topical subjects:Washington, George, 1732-1799
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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