Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • War, World II.
Location. 38° 41.187′ N, 77° 8.364′ W. Marker is in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Gunston Road south of 21st Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Belvoir VA 22060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least Fort Belvoir Military Railroad Historic Corridor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Non Commissioned Officers’ Service Club (approx. ¼ mile away); Warehouse District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water Storage Tank 188 (approx. half a mile away); Treasury Building Column Sections (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Fairfax and His Son, George William Fairfax (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fairfax Family Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Slavery and Belvoir (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Belvoir.
Regarding ‘Thermo-Con’ House. Designed by E. S. Henderson, Albert Kahn Associates of Detroit, Michigan.
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1. Thermo-Con House. “The house features several elements associated with the International Style, an early-20th-century style of design that shunned historically based decoration. Elements integral to the International Style include an asymmetrical mass, a flat, asphalt roof, smooth unornamented wall surfaces, vertical windows, a wide, boxed overhang, a simple, unadorned front door, and plain round supports for the house. A water table and second-floor belt course stress the building's horizontality.” (Submitted on July 22, 2008.)
2. Nomination Form for the National Register of Historic Places. “The ‘Thermo-Con’ material used to construct the walls, floors, and roof system of the house was comprised of ‘ordinary cement, water, and a patented formula of mineral origin.’ (Submitted on July 22, 2008.)
Additional keywords. Fort Belvoir
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,265 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 2. submitted on June 11, 2019, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3. submitted on July 22, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.