The Lyceum

The Lyceum (HM5FD)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.224', W 77° 2.848'

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The Jean E. Keith Memorial

Built in 1839 by the Alexandria Lyceum Company under the leadership of Benjamin Hallowell, this building housed the Alexandria Library and was the scene of concerts, meetings, debates and lectures featuring such speakers as John Quincy Adams and Caleb Cushing. It served as a hospital from 1861-1865 and later became a private residence. This fine example of Greek Revival architecture was saved from demolition in 1970 and restored in 1974.

On March 27, 1979, the City of Alexandria designated the Lyceum as a memorial to Jean E. Keith to commemorate his dedication to the restoration and preservation of this building and many others within the city. His outstanding and unselfish devotion to the cause of historic preservation has made a lasting contribution to the protection of Alexandria's unique architectural heritage.
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HM NumberHM5FD
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322209 N 4296988
Decimal Degrees38.80373333, -77.04746667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.224', W 77° 2.848'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 13.44" N, 77° 2' 50.88" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 S Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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