Early Building Permits Finding Aid MS040

Early Building Permits Finding Aid MS040


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
pwalker@alexlibraryva.org
URL: http://alexlibraryva.org/lhsc

Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS040
Title
Early Building Permits (MS040)1892-1940
Quantity
4.59 Linear Feet, 11 boxes
Creator
Alexandria (Va.). Office of City Engineer
Language
English .

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Early Building Permits, MS040, Alexandria Library, Local History and Special Collections, Alexandria, Virginia.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Stevens and the Alexandria Archaeology Society.


Biographical / Historical

Building permits were first issued in the city of Alexandria in 1891 by the city engineer's office.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains building permits from the early 1890s to the 1940s. The permits specify the modification to be constructed, the cost, the builder, and frequently an architectural sketch or drawing of the proposed change.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Alexandria (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Alexandria (Va.) -- History.
  • Architecture -- Virginia -- Alexandria.
  • Buildings -- Virginia -- Alexandria
  • Construction + architecture
  • Houses -- Virginia -- Alexandria.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Alexandria (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Alexandria (Va.) -- History.