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Lacey Car Barn

 
 
Lacey Car Barn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, August 4, 2012
1. Lacey Car Barn Marker
Inscription. In 1896, the Washington, Arlington & Falls Church Railway began running electric trolleys from Rosslyn to Falls Church on the present routes of Fairfax Drive and I-66. By 1907, the line linked downtown Washington to Ballston, Vienna, and the Town of Fairfax. In 1910, the railway built at this location a car barn, rail yard, workshop, electrical substation, and general office. In 1912, the rival Washington & Old Dominion Railway began crossing the tracks on a bridge 200 yards west of here, traveling the present route of I-66 from Rosslyn. The line to Fairfax closed in 1939, but Metrorail’s Orange Line follows its route through Arlington.
 
Erected 2005 by Arlington County.
 
Location. 38° 52.93′ N, 77° 6.98′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Fairfax Drive and Glebe Road (Virginia Route 120), on the right when traveling west on Fairfax Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peck Chevrolet (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball's Crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welburn Square
Looking west on Fairfax Drive with marker in foreground Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, August 4, 2012
2. Looking west on Fairfax Drive with marker in foreground
(approx. ¼ mile away); Ballston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Buckingham (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southern-Shreve Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Glebe of Fairfax Parish (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Lacey Car Barn Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Kevin Vincent, August 4, 2012
3. Lacey Car Barn Marker
Looking east down Fairfax Drive to a modern building across Glebe Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 442 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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