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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

DePutron House

DePutron House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ronald D Anzalone, January 25, 2022
1. DePutron House Marker
City of Falls Church
Inscription.  Jacob C. and Mary E. (Sherwood) DePutron built this large two-story gabled brick Victorian-style house in 1893-94 on a 217-acre farm that she inherited. All house walls were of bricks made on site; facing brick on the front (from Georgia) and porch woodwork is exceptional. Hidden gutters and second-floor cistern provided early indoor plumbing. In the rear are the original carriage house with horse stalls and hay loft. Daughter Lillian C. inherited property; she married L.P. Daniel, Mayor of Falls Church from 1930-1940. The Federal District Cornerstone, Mt. Daniel School, and St. James Church are on original Sherwood property.
Erected by City of Falls Church; funding provided by Victorian Society at Falls Church.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 38° 53.429′ N, 77° 10.356′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue east of Great Falls Street (Route 694), on the left when traveling east. .9 mi. north of Wells Fargo Bank at West Broad Street (Va-7),
DePutron House (1893) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ronald D Anzalone, January 25, 2022
2. DePutron House (1893)
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intersection with West Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 Lincoln Ave, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, West Cornerstone (approx. 0.2 miles away); WWI Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Falls Church Area Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); War in Afghanistan Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Iraq War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Mason (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cherry Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Regarding DePutron House. Jacob C. DePutron, originally from Philadelphia, PA, was a Union Civil War veteran who settled in Falls Church after the war. During World War I DePutron served as an important witness for William Henderson, an African-American who alleged assault by a conductor when he was pulled from a train car on the Arlington and Fairfax Railroad because he did not allow a white person to enter the car first. Henderson won his case, and DePutron was hanged in effigy from a light pole at East Falls Church. DePutron is interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2022, by Ronald D Anzalone of Falls Church, Virginia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 5, 2022, by Ronald D Anzalone of Falls Church, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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