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

Ferndale

ca. 1904

 
 
Ferndale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
1. Ferndale Marker
Inscription. The Poindexter family built this house in the Folk Victorian style. An old postcard written by Laura Poindexter revealed that the house was named "Ferndale". Long time Clifton resident, Margaret Detwiler Webb lived and painted here as a young woman in the 1920's. Actress Helen Hayes vacationed here with her nephew and his wife in the 1960's. The facade of the house was restored in 2000.
 
Location. 38° 46.713′ N, 77° 23.382′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Chapel Street 0.2 miles west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12817 Chapel Street, Clifton VA 20124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wm. E. Beckwith House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fulmer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifton Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quigg House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Clifton Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Weaver House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kidwell House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings
 
Ferndale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
2. Ferndale Marker
Ferndale image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
3. Ferndale
The Cloak of Green image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, November 15, 2017
4. The Cloak of Green
Beneath a cloak of green Ferndale has sheltered and nurtured a generation of the Rusnak family since 1982. After a century in a veil of white Ferndale returned to her original woodland green in 2014 by the loving hand of Charles M. Rusnak, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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