A Guide to the History of 218 N. Columbus Street - Roland M. Frye, Jr. Collection, circa 1980-1990 Frye, Roland M., Jr., Collection, 1980-1990 289

A Guide to the History of 218 N. Columbus Street - Roland M. Frye, Jr. Collection, circa 1980-1990

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Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number 289


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Repository
Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections
Accession Number
289
Title
History of 218 N. Columbus St. - Roland M. Frye, Jr. Collection, circa 1980-1990
Physical Characteristics
1 box.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

History of 218 N. Columbus St. - Roland M. Frye, Jr. Collection, Accession #389, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Roland M. Frye, Jr.


Biographical/Historical Information

Roland M. Frye, Jr. is an Alexandria resident and was an owner of the dwelling at 218 N. Columbus Street. From approximately 1980-1990, Frye conducted research into the history of the building and the property. Frye is an attorney with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of notes and photocopies made and collected by Roland M. Frye, Jr. during the course of researching and writing the history of the property at 218 N. Columbus Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Owners of the property included Margaret Brent, John Alexander, and Charles Alexander. At various times, the building on the property served as a meeting place for African-American Methodists ("Old Zion"), a Lancasterian Free Girls School, the Lyceum, a Union prison during the Civil War, St. John's Academy, and an Odd Fellows hall (Potomac Lodge No. 38). Included are tax records, chain of title, maps and permits, and a variety of collected articles and references.

Arrangement

The original folder titles were maintained during processing; the arrangement of folders was reordered so that the final report on the house begins the series, followed by the remainder of the folders alphabetically by title.

Subjects:

  • African American churches
  • Architecture - Virginia - Alexandria
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • Lancasterian School (Alexandria, Va)
  • Lyceum (Alexandria, Va)
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Prisoners and prisons- Virginia

Additional Information

Bibliography

Frye, Roland M., Jr." The History and Architecture of the Building at 218 North Columbus Street, Alexandria, Virginia."Fireside Sentinel,Volume 4, No. 4.April 1990: pp. 37-46. Frye, Roland M., Jr." The History and Architecture of the Building at 218 North Columbus Street, Alexandria, Virginia."Fireside Sentinel,Volume 4, No. 5.May 1990: pp. 57-60. Frye, Roland M., Jr." The Educational Use of the Property at 218 N. Columbus St."Historic Alexandria Quarterly,Volume 2, No. 2.Summer 1997: pp. 1-7.

Bibliography

Frye, Roland M., Jr." The History and Architecture of the Building at 218 North Columbus Street, Alexandria, Virginia."Fireside Sentinel,Volume 4, No. 4.April 1990: pp. 37-46. Frye, Roland M., Jr." The History and Architecture of the Building at 218 North Columbus Street, Alexandria, Virginia."Fireside Sentinel,Volume 4, No. 5.May 1990: pp. 57-60. Frye, Roland M., Jr." The Educational Use of the Property at 218 N. Columbus St."Historic Alexandria Quarterly,Volume 2, No. 2.Summer 1997: pp. 1-7.

Contents List

Series 1: Research Notes and Records, ca. 1980-1990
Box: Box 289
  • Box-folder 289:1
    Folder: The history of the property at 218 N. Columbus St.
  • Box-folder 289:2
    Folder: Architecture
  • Box-folder 289:3
    Folder: Chain of title
  • Box-folder 289:4
    Folder: Civil War
  • Box-folder 289:5
    Folder: House history research guidelines
  • Box-folder 289:6
    Folder: Hugh Smith
  • Box-folder 289:7
    Folder: Lancasterian Free Girls School
  • Box-folder 289:8
    Folder: Lyceum
  • Box-folder 289:9
    Folder: Maps and permits
  • Box-folder 289:10
    Folder: Odd Fellows / modern owners and residents
  • Box-folder 289:11
    Folder: Personal interviews
  • Box-folder 289:12
    Folder: References
  • Box-folder 289:13
    Folder: St. John's Academy
  • Box-folder 289:14
    Folder: Tax records