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Archaeology of the 500 Block of King Street

Urban Archaeology on Alexandria's Main Street

500 Block of King Street excavation, 1977

The site of the Alexandria Courthouse, on the 500 block of King Street, was the last of the six Urban Renewal blocks to be excavated in the 1960s and 1970s. This site was excavated in 1977 by City Archaeologist Pamela J. Cressey, along with staff and volunteers. The work was funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Amanda Iacobelli worked with Dr. Cressey to cull through field records, artifact catalogues and historic research, to provide this summary of the archaeology and history of the block.

The Archaeology Project: Site 44AX1

History of the Block

The People

Alexandria Archaeology Museum
105 N. Union Street, #327
Alexandria, VA 22314
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