A Colonial Times Inspired Garden in Old Town Alexandria

April 4, 2017 | Gardens, Historic Finds, Latest Post

Our client had a vision for this beautiful fenced garden on a corner lot in Old Town Alexandria, with plants and walkways inspired by the American colonial period. The lot, adjacent to her historic residence, was once home to a 1920’s stucco-covered storefront with eight garage bays, which included a delicatessen and dry-cleaners. The process of building … Continue Reading »

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Fire Extinguisher Mounted, ca. 1930

Fire Sprinkler: Historic Find on Virginia Eastern Shore

November 7, 2016 | Historic Finds

This fire sprinkler was found in a house on the Virginia Eastern Shore during a renovation. The sprinkler, labeled as “fire alarm-extinguisher”, is only about 6″ tall.  It was found mounted next to an old boiler that was original to the house. The house was built in the 1880s. This model of sprinkler probably dates to … Continue Reading »

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