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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lacey Car Barn

 
 
Lacey Car Barn Marker image. 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Looking west on Fairfax Drive with marker in foreground image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, August 4, 2012
2. Looking west on Fairfax Drive with marker in foreground
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walking distance of this marker. The Blue Goose (a few steps from this marker); Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University (within shouting distance of this marker); Trolleys Come to Ballston / CIA Occupies the Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect (within shouting distance of this marker); Ballston Metro / The Blue Goose (within shouting distance of this marker); Peck Chevrolet (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball's Crossroads (approx. ¼ mile away); Welburn Square (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Lacey Car Barn Marker image. 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,267 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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