Early Industrial Development in Western AlexandriaThe area west of the Mill Race complex once was a sloping meadow through which ran the meandering tail race of the Cameron Mills. The mill site itself was located beneath what is now the parking garage of the Hoffman Center complex. Built in the 1790s, the twin mills at Cameron produced flour, meal, and feed both for local consumption and for export. From the mid-19th century until 1919, the firm of Roberts and Hunt operated the mills, farmed the surrounding property, and maintained a feed and grain store on Alexandria's waterfront. The western mill building was destroyed by fire in 1928.
|Placed By||The City of Alexandria|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:57pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 320259 N 4296747|
|Decimal Degrees||38.80116667, -77.06985000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 48.07', W 77° 4.191'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 48' 4.20" N, 77° 4' 11.46" W|
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|Area Code(s)||202, 703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2337-2359 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria VA 22314, US|
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