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

Reston

A "New Town"

 
 
Reston - "A New Town" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 30, 2015
1. Reston - "A New Town" Marker
Inscription.  In 1961 Robert E. Simon, Jr. began developing 6,750 acres of Sunset Hills Farm as a community open to all races, ages, and incomes. Working with Simon, the architectural firm of Whittlesey and Conelin designed a "New Town." Construction of Lake Anne Village, its lake, central plaza, stores and townhouses began in 1965. With innovative zoning, Reston became one of the first master-planned communities in the United States with residential clusters, mixed-use development, landscape conservation, ample recreational space, walking and biking trails, and public art. Reston received the American Institute of Certified Planners' National Landmark Award in 2002.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number T-58.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureMan-Made FeaturesNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
 
Location. 38° 58.156′ N, 77° 20.466′ W. Marker is in Reston, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Shore Drive
Reston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 30, 2015
2. Reston Marker
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and Village Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11404 Washington Plaza W, Reston VA 20190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert E. Simon, Jr. / Reston, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunset Hills Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Train Wrecks (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fields of Fire (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sharpsburg (Antietam) Campaign (approx. 1.8 miles away); Veteran's Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) (approx. 2.1 miles away); Julia Anna Gardner (1882-1960), Ph.D. (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reston.
 
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Also see . . .  Robert E. Simon, Jr. (Submitted on October 6, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
View of Lake Anne Harbor from the Plaza image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 10, 2015
3. View of Lake Anne Harbor from the Plaza
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on October 11, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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