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

Manassas 1900

A Flurry of Construction

 

—Speiden Leaves Mark on Town —

 
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By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
1. Manassas 1900 Marker
Inscription. As Manassas grew and prospered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the historic district filled with prominent homes, churches, and commercial buildings. The town had two banks and two newspapers. Telephone service began in 1895. Albert Speiden (pictured at right), a noted Washington, D.C. and Virginia architect who lived on Battle Street, designed the first Town Hall and many buildings and churches in Old Town.

Manassas builders John, Frank, and Ira Cannon, and Benjamin C. Cornwell constructed or designed several homes and churches on West, Battle, and Main Streets that still stand. The railroad continued to prove important to the town's growth in the early 20th century. Whether importing manufactured goods, exporting dairy products, or transporting commuters to Washington, D.C., the train played a significant role in the continuing success of Manassas.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 38° 45.095′ N, 77° 28.401′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (State Highway 28) and West Street, on the left when traveling west on Church Street. 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
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By Craig Swain, July 19, 2009
2. Manassas 1900 Marker
distance of this marker. Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 500 feet away); Manassas 1906 (about 500 feet away); Manassas Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 600 feet away); Defenses of Manassas (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Manassas.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 13 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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