Torpedo Factory Art Center
The Torpedo Factory is a great example of the evolution of 20th-century manufacturing facilities located along riverfronts. The facility began as a torpedo factory, its construction beginning the day after World War I officially ended. The plant continued producing weaponry throughout World War II, eventually deteriorating into a dilapidated storage facility. In the 1970s, local artist Marian Van Landingham proposed restoring the space as a studio for artists. Today the space serves as an arts center, an anchor of Alexandria’s vibrant waterfront and home of the city’s archeological museum.
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