Manassas, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Flurry of Construction
—Speiden Leaves Mark on Town —
Manassas builders John, Frank, and Ira Cannon, and Benjamin C. Cornwell constructed or designed several homes and churches on West, Battle, and Main Streets that still stand. The railroad continued to prove important to the town's growth in the early 20th century. Whether importing manufactured goods, exporting dairy products, or transporting commuters to Washington, D.C., the train played a significant role in the continuing success of Manassas.
Location. 38° 45.095′ N, 77° 28.401′ W. Marker is in Manassas, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (State Highway 28) and West Street, on the left when traveling west on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Wartime Manassas (within shouting distance of this marker); Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 500 feet away); Manassas 1906 (about 500 feet away); Manassas Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Wartime Manassas (about 600 feet away); Defenses of Manassas (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.