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Douglass Cemetery Drainage and Preservation Update

Title:Douglass Cemetery Drainage and Preservation Update
Date & Time:Tue Apr 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center, 1108 Jefferson St. (Map This)
Event Details:Douglass Cemetery, located at 1421 Wilkes Street, has several preservation issues, including flooding and drainage problems.

The City of Alexandria staff from the Office of Historic Alexandria, Department of Project Implementation, Transportation and Environmental Services, and Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities are working to address these preservation issues. The Social Responsibility Group and the Friends of Douglass Cemetery have dedicated their efforts to raise awareness of the significance of the historic African American cemetery and resolve the preservation issues. The City has developed plans to implement solutions that are respectful and appropriate to the sensitive nature of the site. City Staff will present an update on the plans to mitigate the causes of flooding in addition to other preservation updates.

The meeting will be held at the Lee Center from 6:00-6:45 p.m. NOTE: The meeting will then move to Douglass Cemetery at 6:45 p.m. for an on-site discussion for participants who would like to visit the site. Questions about the project can be submitted in advance at: The presentation will be posted on the project webpage after the meeting.

For more information on Douglass Cemetery, visit
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Environment, Historic Preservation, Museums, Parks, Recreation, Recreation Centers, Transportation

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