Columbia Firehouse

109 S. St. Asaph Street

Alexandria VA 22314


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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

Beer, if drunk in moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.
— Thomas Jefferson
  • 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.