“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

The Laughlin Building

The Laughlin Building Marker image. Click for full size.
July 14, 2012
1. The Laughlin Building Marker
Inscription. This building, dedicated in 1988 by William and Dara Laughlin, replaced a long-standing McLean landmark. In 1906, Matthew J. Laughlin, owner of a nearby dairy farm, purchased this lot. He built a residence/store here, which became a focal point of the community. Its location was across from the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad stop at Chain Bridge Road, known as McLean by 1910. Subsequent Laughlin generations conducted their real estate businesses here, eventually becoming Laughlin Realtors. Painted blue in the 1960s, the landmark "Blue House" was razed in 1987 and replaced by this award-winning financial office center.
Erected 2011 by The Fairfax County History Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Fairfax County History Commission marker series.
Location. 38° 56.042′ N, 77° 10.672′ W. Marker is in McLean, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive (Virginia Route 309) and Chain Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east on Old Dominion Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in front of the PNC Bank building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6805 Old Dominion Drive, Mc Lean VA 22101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
The Laughlin Building Marker image. Click for full size.
July 14, 2012
2. The Laughlin Building Marker
markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McLean (within shouting distance of this marker); Salona (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benvenue (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Lewinsville (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Watters (approx. one mile away); William Whann Mackall (approx. 1.1 miles away); Langley Fork (approx. 1˝ miles away); Chesterbrook (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McLean.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2012. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2012. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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