Bank of Alexandria

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The largest early-19th-century bank building in the state, the Bank of Alexandria was built in 1803-07 and symbolized the importance of the city of Alexandria as a commercial center. The bank company was established in 1792, with George Washington among its charter stockholders. After the bank failed in 1834, the building was used as a post office from 1845 to 1848, then as a hotel wing, later as a Union hospital, and finally as an apartment house. Despite changes in function, the building has survived with a surprising amount of original fabric. The exterior is embellished with fine carved stone detailing including an arched entry, window lintels, and intricate cornice. The first floor retains Adam-style window casings, doors, and mantels. The Bank of Alexandria building, located in the Alexandria Historic District, was restored in the late 1970s, returning it to use as a bank, with apartments occupying the cashier’s quarters on the upper floors.

Last Updated: April 17, 2024

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VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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