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Mr. Lovell Arvid Lee

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The Other Alexandria: We Were Part of the Sunnyside Community: Lovell Arvid Lee

It was 1874 when junk dealer and real estate owner Charles A. Watson died in Alexandria, Virginia. He left his entire estate to his wife, Laura Ware (Wair) Watson. Together Laura and her three sons, Frank, Thomas Montgomery and Elbert turned their real estate into one of the first African American housing communities in Alexandria.

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