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Waterfront History Resources

Documents and MapsHistoric Wharves Clip 

  • Historic Wharves Map. This map includes a 2007 aerial photo with overlays of the 1749 city shoreline from the original town plat and an 1845 map showing historic wharves by City Surveyor M.C. Ewing. A small section of the map is shown at right.
  • Alexandria and Belhaven, by Diane Riker.  
  • Fiery Night, by Diane Riker. The evidence of an 1897 fire at Bryant's Mill can be found on the wall inside what is now Chadwick's restaurant on the Strand.


  • Alexandria Historical Society - The Alexandria Chronicle archives and other publications. Of particular interest to the Waterfront Plan are the following Alexandria Chronicle issues:
    - Spring, 2009 - A British Fleet Sails into Alexandria, by Ted Pulliam.
    - Spring, 2006 - Reaching for the Channel: Some Documentary and Archaeological Evidence of Extending Alexandria's Waterfront, by Steven J. Shephard.