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parker gray - alexandria va

With a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, the Parker-Gray Historic neighborhood in Alexandria proves a delightful location to live or to visit. Filled with hundreds of small townhouses and rowhouses, you’ll also find some commercial buildings throughout the area.

Set in Old Town Alexandria’s northwest quadrant, the area dates back to the late 1700s. It gains its moniker, though, from the past leaders of two former schools. While Sarah Gray once headed the Hallowell School for Girls, John Parker was once the principal of the Snowden School for Boys.

Eventually, the two black educators were jointly honored in the naming of Alexandria’s first black high school, Parker-Gray. Expanding upon this history, the entire 40-block area gained

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the henry - 525 n fayette st alexandria va

DC Condo Boutique represented the buyer of a condo at The Henry, located at 525 Lafayette Street #612, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Parker-Gray neighborhood. This condo features 2 BR / 2 BA / 1,500 SF and closed on January 30th, 2018 for $625,000 / $417 SF.

The Henry is a six-story mid-rise condo development that delivered in 2008. Building amenities include a concierge, fitness center, party room and community rooftop with DC views. The Henry is located in the historic Parker-Gray neighborhood of Alexandria and offers convenient walking access to the Braddock Road Metro as well as all the attractions in Old Town.

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The Parker-Gray neighborhood, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as an historical district, is a 40-block swath west of Washington Street located in the northwest section of Old Town Alexandria.  Parker-Gray extends north to south from First Street to Cameron Street, and from east to west from Alfred Street to N. West Street.  Alexandria’s Parker-Gray enjoys a rich history going back hundreds of years.

Parker-Gray has a rich cultural history as part of Alexandria’s African-American community.  During and following the Civil War, the neighborhood was one of the area’s havens for escaped slaves.  Through the 1950’s, the area was then known as “Uptown” and was a center of African- American life, with a majority of businesses centered on Queen

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