There was a running joke about George Washington slept here. In colonial times travelers generally found hospitality along the road and travel was slow so he slept a lot of places. The steeple in the picture is the church in Alexandria Virginia that George Washington attended when he was staying in his townhouse a couple of blocks away. Stop in for a tour and they will invite you to sit in the General's box. His house in Alexandria was torn down in the 1800's, not uncommon. It was reproduced sometime in the past 50 years and is a private residence. It is a common tour bus stop. I don't think I would want to live there. But what a nice neighborhood.