Sept. 14, 1943, in The Star: Work has started on construction of 19 dwellings in the vicinity of 28th Street and Walnut Avenue. Total construction cost of the dwellings is expected to be near $45,000. Meantime, work has been resumed on an apartment house at 6th Street and Quintard Avenue. This project is owned by Judge S. E. Boozer and will contain about 20 units. Also this date: Listed for sale is a 10-room house with two baths at 1300 Leighton Avenue and is described as a good spot to establish a boarding house. The lot is large, with room for a duplex along 13th. It’s priced at $7,500 [or a little more than $109,000 in today’s dollars].
Sept. 14, 1993, in The Star: Students in what’s known as the trainable mentally retarded class at Alexandria High School have been in the recycling business since February, gaining experience that will help them get skills they need to live. The recycling program started small — mainly as piles of paper and bags of cans that cluttered classrooms. The Alexandria Moose Lodge and people at Fort McClellan built a storage building for the enterprise over the summer, a structure the kids call “the green barn.” A ribbon-cutting for the building was held yesterday.