A bit of tavern history today - this picture is quite the scene on our block!
#ThrowbackThursday During the 1950s and 60s, urban renewal swept the country. This land development idea demolished historic structures in thousands of cities to make way for more modern buildings. Large sections of historic structures in Old Town were replaced with new construction. The entire northside of the 400 block of King was demolished to build Tavern Square, with Gadsby’s Tavern Museum remaining. This destruction sparked citizen action to preserve the remaining historic buildings in Old Town. https://www.alexandriava.gov/114283 #HistoricALX2U #MuseumFromHome #PreservationMonth