City of Alexandria Est. 1749One block south is The Alexandria Lyceum, formed as a public education organization in 1834 by Quaker schoolmaster Benjamin Hallowell and other civic leaders. In 1839, the founders joined with the Alexandria Library Company to construct a magnificent Greek Revival structure that the two institutions would share. On the first floor, the library offered reading materials to subscribers, and Lyceum displays contained collections of historical memorabilia and natural history. The second floor lecture hall welcomed community and national speakers such as Caleb Cushing, Daniel Webster, and John Quincy Adams.
|Placed By||City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322238 N 4297130|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80501667, -77.04716667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.301', W 77° 2.83'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 18.06" N, 77° 2' 49.8" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113 S Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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