Yay! Tuesday, a wall breaking ceremony was conducted at 425 Bolton Avenue which signified a turning point in this building’s history. Instead of a date with the wrecking ball, this building will be given new life and new purpose by being rehabilitated into the local American Red Cross’ headquarters. It is a monument on Bolton Avenue and many persons remember fondly riding their bike down Bolton Avenue alongside this building. The grants and funds obtained for this project are going to be well spent. I am excited to see the American Red Cross get a “new”, larger headquarters, all the while advancing Alexandria’s historic preservation. Thumbs up to the City, HPC and all persons who made this possible.
Here are some pictures from yesterday’s ceremony.: