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The Berg is a sail-shaped neighborhood situated along Alexandria Virginia’s waterfront, opposite Tide Lock Park.

The Berg is about 15 blocks in size with boundaries that have changed over time. Generally, it’s bordered on the west by North St. Asaph Street, on the north by Madison Street, by Princess Street on the south and the eastern edge runs along North Fairfax Street.

This historic community was settled in 1861, during the American Civil War, by enslaved blacks feeing Petersburg, Virginia. It was one of the first black neighborhoods to develop north of King Street, white Alexandria’s commercial center. Then called Petersburg (later shortened to “The Berg”), the neighborhood encompassed several blocks just west of the waterfront area known as “Fishtown,” a collection of shacks next to wharves on the Potomac.

A large number of black refugees created small settlements throughout Alexandria. Prior to the Civil War, Free Blacks gravitated towards the Bottoms and Hayti, both south of the white residential and retail districts. But after 1861, thousands seeking protection, shelter, and jobs settled in new areas of the city. “Contrabands,” (southern slaves liberated by Union troops), worked for the military at the wharf and railroad or built barracks for soldiers and destitute freedmen. By 1864, the black population filled vacant lots with makeshift homes in the old town, as well as on its outskirts. The Berg was joined by Contraband Valley, Pump Town, Newtown, Grantville and more than a dozen other settlements.

The structures from this historic period are now gone. The most prominent modern-day buildings were the James Bland Homes and Samuel Madden Homes, part of a two-story, 250-unit public housing complex covering several blocks.

From The African American Historic Sites Database:

“The Berg continued to be an African-American neighborhood throughout the 20th century.

In 2000, the City of Alexandria greenlit a redevelopment project known as Chatham Square, developed by EYA. The project completed in 2005. The Planning and Zoning department’s goal was to “redevelop and disperse the public housing, currently spanning four predominately African-American and low-income neighborhoods: Samuel Madden, Andrew Adkins, Ramsey and James Bland. A combination of public, workforce, affordable and market-rate housing would take their place, per the proposal.” ULI Development Case Studies: “Chatham Square is located on a two-block site bounded by Pendleton, North Pitt, Princess, and North Royal streets. The site—which lies only four blocks from the Potomac River—formerly was occupied by Samuel Madden Homes, a deteriorated two-story, 100-unit public housing project built during the 1940s. There was little landscaping; land not covered by buildings was paved and used for surface parking. The project, also known as “the Berg,” was home to the African American high school football players featured in the movie Remember the Titans, which depicted the consolidation of Alexandria’s three racially imbalanced high schools into one in 1971.”

The Chatham Square development displaced 48 of The Berg’s 100 public housing units in 2001, disbursing families to three sites citywide. Some moved out of the city altogether.

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Braddock Metro Neighborhood Plan 2008

History of Alexandria’s African American Communities

Echoing The Berg

The Berg And Fishtown Map

African American Hall Of Fame Neighborhoods

The Berg Neighborhood

Early Black Neighborhoods of Alexandria

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1002 COLUMBUS STREET

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'Weichert, REALTORS
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1Bathroom(s)
36Picture(s)
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2Bathroom(s)
104Picture(s)
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McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
10Picture(s)
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McEnearney Associates, Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
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635 SLATERS LANE Unit 107

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
12Picture(s)
1,408Sqft
Alexandria's newest luxury, boutique condominium central located in North Old town, off the Mount Vernon Trail and steps away from all the action while convenient to the major thoroughfares and transportation for easy access and travel.
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635 SLATERS LANE Unit 407

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
10Picture(s)
1,266Sqft
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635 SLATERS LANE Unit 309

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
10Picture(s)
912Sqft
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635 SLATERS LANE Unit 209

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McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
11Picture(s)
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801 FAIRFAX STREET Unit 414

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McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
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7Picture(s)
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801 FAIRFAX STREET Unit 218

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2Bathroom(s)
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801 North- New North Old Town condominiums under construction at River Gate City Park. Located in the heart of Old Town's blossoming Arts District with unparalleled access to shopping, dining, walking paths and all of the conveniences, steps from your door.
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801 FAIRFAX STREET Unit 141

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

McWilliams/Ballard Inc.
1Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
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734Sqft
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