Work on this project is temporarily on hold because of an interesting archaeological find on the site at 220 South Union Street. Digging through the clay and sand eight feet below the ground, crews found floor planks, huge beams and what may be a repurposed ship’s mast, all intact. Turns out this was the site of one of Alexandria’s first public buildings, a 100×24; warehouse constructed in 1755. The project is owned by Carr Hospitality and the general contractor we are working with is Clark Construction. It’s a great project for B&D, but we’ll just have to wait until the archaeologists finish documenting what they discover. Our photo is from BISNOW. For more information, see their article about the find at BISNOW, and more detail from the Alexandria Archaeology Museum.
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