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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Birch House

 
 
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By Carl Clifford, March 26, 2009
1. The Birch House Marker
Inscription. Located on 2.1 acres of land purchased by Joseph E. Birch for $105 in 1849 (part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant). Original house was 1 1/2 story "I" house, raised to 2-stories in 1850s; 1873 addition doubled the size. Blacksmith/farmer Birch was on first town council. A founder of Jefferson Institute, & a methodist church trustee. Wife Mary led a successful temperance movement. Three generations of Birches lived here until 1968. In 1976, the house, empty and vandalized, along with 2.5 acres was sold by grandson Milton to Historic Falls Church, Inc., which was organized to save the 300 block from developers.
 
Erected by City of Falls Church.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, City of Falls Church marker series.
 
Location. 38° 52.767′ N, 77° 10.016′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on East Broad Street (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 East Broad Street, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Institute (a few steps from this marker); Turnpike Tollgate (about 400 feet away, measured in
The Birch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
2. The Birch House Marker
a direct line); Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Wren’s Tavern (about 500 feet away); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harriet and George Brice (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dulin Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Fairfax (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Also see . . .  The Birch House. (PDF) Documentation for National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on October 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Birch House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 12, 2007
3. The Birch House
The Birch House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 3, 2015
4. The Birch House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,706 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 26, 2009, by Carl Clifford of Arlington, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on October 5, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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