A Basement Well: Historic Finds in Old Town Alexandria

October 11, 2016 | Historic Finds

Harry Braswell, Inc. discovered this old well in the basement of an historic home in Old Town Alexandria.

The surprises don’t seem to stop at one of our Old Town Alexandria renovations. Besides an old cistern in the basement and an antique, built-in, scalloped shelf cabinet in the living room, we also discovered a well in the front of the basement. It is about 20′ deep and has about 5′ of water in … Continue Reading »

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Hidden Cabinet: Historic Finds in Old Town Alexandria

October 4, 2016 | Historic Finds

Can you imagine finding a hidden cabinet behind the walls of your living room? We uncovered these shelves behind a wall during renovation of an Old Town Alexandria home.  This home, built more than two centuries ago, also had a cistern (see previous post) buried under the basement floor. The shelves were likely part of a cabinet … Continue Reading »

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Cistern and Gas Lamp: Historic Finds in Old Town Alexandria Home

September 14, 2016 | Historic Finds

While renovating historic homes in Old Town Alexandria, we often discover, or uncover, original features and artifacts. These historic finds make us ever more curious about Old Town’s rich history, and a way of life before modern plumbing and electricity. We would like to share some of our recent finds from an Old Town Alexandria home built in … Continue Reading »

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