mishtina

Virginia Beach, VA

#1 Aug 17, 2010
There anyone still around who moved to Alexander Park, when it was first built?Barkley Ave.?
socky

Asheboro, NC

#2 Oct 26, 2010
I lived there in 1952 and 53
Petey Wheatstraw

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jan 7, 2011
I lived there from 1955 to 1973, on McLean st. My parents also lived there for a few years during WW.2,on Cavalier Blvd. According to them, the houses were shipped there in sections from somewhere out west, and assembled on site. Although the park could be kind-of rough at times, there were also many good people who lived there. I have many good memories of my time there.
Petey Wheatstraw

Johnson City, TN

#4 Jan 7, 2011
mishtina wrote:
There anyone still around who moved to Alexander Park, when it was first built?Barkley Ave.?
I had some cousins who lived on Barkley, and friends who lived on Independence, just off Barkley.
mishtina

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Jan 13, 2011
Petey Wheatstraw wrote:
<quoted text>I had some cousins who lived on Barkley, and friends who lived on Independence, just off Barkley.
I was there when they were just built and it was a nice place to live. Left after the war, 1945.
I was 11.
loggerblogger

United States

#6 Jun 24, 2011
mishtina wrote:
There anyone still around who moved to Alexander Park, when it was first built?Barkley Ave.?
I lived there aropund 1958 in the housing projects andf went t robert er lee school.
DON

Leeds, AL

#7 Sep 7, 2011
Moved to 658 Dorset Av. early 43. I was 9 yrs. old. My Father was responsible for maintaining the electrical distibution systems in both Alexander and Douglas Parks. School was limited to 1/2 day classes, 6 wks. in the am, the next 6 in the pm. Never understood what made this necessary. All autos had thde top half of the headlights painted in black to eliminate any upward rays. German U boats operated just off the coast and one sank an American merchant ship so close to the shore that persons on the beach at that time could see the smoke on the horizon. Gas, tires and many grocery items were rationed. Some great people pulled together in a very demanding time. Good memories.
Mack

Raleigh, NC

#8 Mar 25, 2012
I have a bed that came from there. It is stamped US Government FPHA Alexander Park. My dad had it as a kid and so did I. His dad was in WW2.
Larry Bennett

Sedgewickville, MO

#9 Oct 20, 2012
I lived at 745 Elliott Ave in 1948 untill 1952. My grandparents lived at 704 ellott Ave untill they demolished it. I believe untill the late 60s. Alot of fond memories. Went to school at South Rodman
Logger logger

Kingman, AZ

#10 Oct 20, 2012
Larry Bennett wrote:
I lived at 745 Elliott Ave in 1948 untill 1952. My grandparents lived at 704 ellott Ave untill they demolished it. I believe untill the late 60s. Alot of fond memories. Went to school at South Rodman
was Robert e lee school near there?
Logger logger

Kingman, AZ

#11 Oct 21, 2012
Logger logger wrote:
<quoted text>was Robert e lee school near there?
were there two story project housing in that area?
Michael

Mocksville, NC

#12 Oct 22, 2012
We lived on Rapidan Street. Not sure of the date we moved in but we left about July of 1944 when my late Father was drafted into the Navy. He moved us to NC to be near my Mother's relatives. I do recall some things about living there, but I was still under age 4 when we left. I did find a ration book from May of 1942 showing an address of 314 Queen Street in Portsmouth. I assume that we moved to Rapidan from Queen.
What can you tell me about Queen Street?
bobby ralph

Bethesda, MD

#13 Apr 15, 2013
Petey Wheatstraw wrote:
I lived there from 1955 to 1973, on McLean st. My parents also lived there for a few years during WW.2,on Cavalier Blvd. According to them, the houses were shipped there in sections from somewhere out west, and assembled on site. Although the park could be kind-of rough at times, there were also many good people who lived there. I have many good memories of my time there.
I ljve there at 528 cavalier in 1954 57
MICHAEL B PHELPS

Portsmouth, VA

#14 May 20, 2014
i moved to alexander park in 1944, lived at 310 norman st , then 508 freedom , from there to 9 mc lean st , stayed there until i963 when i got married
Larry Bennett

Saint Louis, MO

#15 Aug 10, 2014
Logger logger wrote:
<quoted text>was Robert e lee school near there?
Robert E Lee School was a jr high corner of Langley Blvd an McClain st
Loggerblogger

Kingman, AZ

#16 Aug 10, 2014
Larry Bennett wrote:
<quoted text>
Robert E Lee School was a jr high corner of Langley Blvd an McClain st
thank you, would love to have pictures of the school and vicinity.
Kenny

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 May 7, 2016
Looking for the Lamm/Lamb family who lived on Dorset Street on a court in late 40s.

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