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Loy E. Harris

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
1. Loy E. Harris Marker
Inscription.  
Loy E. Harris - The Man

Through the years, Manassas has prospered because "community minded" people saw opportunities to make our City a better place.

Loy E. Harris was one of these people. In the years before his death on August 17, 1999, Loy worked to strengthen the Old Town business district, knowing and preaching the importance of this in giving clarity and definition to Manassas.

First Loy became involved with Historic Manassas, Inc., an organization dedicated to revitalizing Old Town. He infused the organization with new energy and ideas and then led by example, buying and renovating three buildings.

Finally, his perspiration led to the inspiration of this City Square Project and he worked tirelessly to bring the public and private sectors together for this common purpose.

Loy E. Harris came here, stayed here, lived his life here, and made a difference here.

For all the ways he made a difference we thank him. And in lasting gratitude, we name this the "Loy E. Harris Pavilion".

Loy E. Harris - His Friends

The
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 30, 2019
2. Loy E. Harris Pavilion
private side of this public/private partnership consisted of scores of volunteers who gave hundreds of hours to make City Square a reality and the many businesses and individuals listed below who donated a collective $125,000.

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Erected 2002 by City of Manassas, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 45.05′ N, 77° 28.41′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Center Street (Virginia Route 28) and West Street on Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9244 Center Street, Manassas VA 20110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Is Born (within shouting distance of this marker); Route of the "Old 97" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); A Railroad Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Manassas 1900 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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