Columbia Firehouse

109 S. St. Asaph Street

Alexandria VA 22314

703.683.1776

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Built in 1883, Columbia Firehouse, which served at one time as the local fire station for the Columbia Steam engine Fire Company, now stands as a historic, beautifully appointed American brasserie and barroom in the heart of Alexandria's Old Town. 

Other events of 1883

  • After 14 years and 27 deaths in the construction, the Brooklyn Bridge opens.
  • Krakatau exploded: the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history on an island located west of Sumatra
  • Fog leads to deadly collision in North Sea- causing the death of 357 people when the Cimbria and the Sultan smashed into each other

Wow. 1883 was a rough year. We may need to have that happy hour drink now.