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Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Manassas 1890 - 1900s

Railroad Work's Homes Add Variety to City Architecture

 

A Prosperous Town

 
Manassas 1890 - 1900s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
1. Manassas 1890 - 1900s Marker
Inscription. After the county seat moved to Manassas in 1892, and the Southern Railway continued to prosper, the area outside the core downtown and along the railroad track experienced a building boom.

The new clapboard homes ranged in style from Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne to Craftsman and American Foursquare. Several examples of turn-of-the-19th century Queen Anne-style dwellings are concentrated in the 9300 block of Prescott Avenue, and were built for Southern Railway employees: see the R.L. Brown House, L.B. Williams House, and the W.F. Merchant House at 9300, 9302, and 9311 Prescott Avenue, and the T.F. Coleman House at 8898 Center Street (all private residences).
 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 38° 45.196′ N, 77° 27.885′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Prescott Avenue and Quarry Road, on the right when traveling north on Prescott Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manassas 1862 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manassas 1850 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909
Manassas 1890 - 1900s Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
2. Manassas 1890 - 1900s Marker
The house behind the marker is not one mentioned on the marker.
(approx. mile away); Manassas 1892 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harry J. Parrish (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Steam Locomotive Tire Fire Alarm – 1909 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wartime Manassas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Manassas Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
Also see . . .  Manassas Historic District. (PDF) National Register documentation for the Manassas (city) Historic District. Contains several paragraphs about the houses mentioned along Prescott Avenue. (Submitted on October 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 842 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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