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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Falls Church, Virginia

Clickable Map of Falls Church, Virginia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Falls Church Ind. City, VA (137) Arlington County, VA (460) Fairfax County, VA (708)  FallsChurch(137) Falls Church (137)  ArlingtonCounty(460) Arlington County (460)  FairfaxCounty(708) Fairfax County (708)
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1 Virginia, Falls Church — 1733 - 1769
The (Historic) Falls Church, for whom the Village is named, was very likely built using the labor of enslaved workers.Map (db m186967) HM
2 Virginia, Falls Church — 1781
Harry Hoosier, the first known black Methodist preacher, gave a now famous sermon on the Fairfax Chapel grounds (today's Oakwood Cemetery).Map (db m186968) HM
3 Virginia, Falls Church — 1820 - 1910
Early black families in the area included Brice, Wade, Barnett, Jackson, Clay, Gilliam, Honesty, Hall, Scipio, Gaskins, Richardson, Rector, Deskins, Denny, Sims, and others.Map (db m186984) HM
4 Virginia, Falls Church — 1858
Harriet Foote Turner, a free black woman, led 12 enslaved people to freedom. In 1867, she owned 7 acres, including the land on which you stand.Map (db m186971) HM
5 Virginia, Falls Church — 1862
Philadelphia Quaker abolitionist Emily Howland supported efforts in Falls Church to operate a school for black people before, during, and after the Civil War.Map (db m186972) HM
6 Virginia, Falls Church — 1862
John Read and daughter Betsy secretly taught classes for black poeple even though it was against the law. Attendance put students and teachers in danger.Map (db m186973) HM
7 Virginia, Falls Church — 1863
Local black men, including Charles Tinner, Isaac Payton, and others joined the Home Guard, an interracial militia protecting the Village.Map (db m186976) HM
8 Virginia, Falls Church — 1864
Mosby's Confederate raiders killed Frank Brooks, a black man, kidnapped John Read, and his black companion, Jacob Jackson. Read, believed to be a Union spy, was executed. Jackson though wounded survived.Map (db m186977) HM
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9 Virginia, Falls Church — 1864
Some white landowners would not sell to black people or price gouged. Daniel Minor and John S. Crocker sold land at fair prices. Harriet Brice and Fred Foote, Sr. were the first black landowners in the Village.Map (db m186979) HM
10 Virginia, Falls Church — 1875
Falls Church became a town. Frederick Foote, Jr. was elected Town constable and was the first black person on the Town Council (1880). Foote, George Thomas, and Eliza Henderson owned businesses patronized by black and white customers.Map (db m186983) HM
11 Virginia, Falls Church — 1880s
James Lee, a black landowner, allowed a school for black children to be built on his Annandale Road property.Map (db m186987) HM
12 Virginia, Falls Church — 1880s
39% of Falls Church residents were black. The Majority voted Republican, the party of Lincoln.Map (db m186988) HM
13 Virginia, Falls Church — 1890
The Democratic Town council voted to cede one third of the Town to Fairfax County, eliminating an area of potentially powerful black Republican voters.Map (db m186989) HM
14 Virginia, Falls Church — 1900 - 1950
To meet civic and social needs, community members created organizations: House of Ruth, Mothers Council, King Tyre Masonic Lodge #292, Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Buena Vista Social Club.Map (db m187015) HM
15 Virginia, Falls Church — 1904
Dr. E.B. Henderson introduced basketball to African Americans to help break down racial barriers. In 2013, he was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame.Map (db m186992) HM
16 Virginia, Falls Church — 1912
William Henderson, a black man, filed a lawsuit after he was illegally thrown from the Falls Church trolley. Local white Attorney Jacob DePutron's testimony helped win his lawsuit.Map (db m186993) HM
17 Virginia, Falls Church — 1912
The Virginia General Assembly initiated legislation to allow cities and towns to create segregated residential neighborhoods.Map (db m187002) HM
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18 Virginia, Falls Church — 1915
The Falls Church Town Council proposed as residential segregation ordinance requiring that all black people live in specific, confined areas of town.Map (db m187004) HM
19 Virginia, Falls Church — 1915
E.B. Henderson and Joseph Tinner convened a meeting at the Joseph and Mary Tinner home to protest the segregation ordinance. The Colored Citizens Protective League was founded by nine men.Map (db m187006) HM
20 Virginia, Falls Church — 1915
Joseph Tinner, an oustanding orator who served as spokesperson in community discrimination disputes, was elected first CCPL president.Map (db m187007) HM
21 Virginia, Falls Church — 1915
E.B. Henderson, a Washington, DC and regional NAACP civil rights activist, was elected secretary.Map (db m187008) HM
22 Virginia, Falls Church — 1917
CCPL filed suit in Fairfax County Circuit Court stopping enforcement of the ordinance and gaining their first civil rights victory.Map (db m187009) HM
23 Virginia, Falls Church — 1917
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Warley vs. Buchanan, that residential segregation districts are unconstitutional, nullifying the Falls Church ordinance.Map (db m187011) HM
24 Virginia, Falls Church — 1918
The CCPL became the nation's first rural branch of the NAACP, creating a model for seeking civil rights in rural America.Map (db m187012) HM
25 Virginia, Falls Church — 1919
African American teachers, Mary Ellen Henderson and Lola Saunders, taught at the overcrowded two-room wooden county schoolhouse, the only school in the area for black children.Map (db m187022) HM
26 Virginia, Falls Church — 1919 - 1938
Though Mary Ellen Henderson and Ollie Tinner spent 20 years lobbying for a new school for black children, it was Henderson's published study that proved the disparity in spending on black and white schools.Map (db m187023) HM
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27 Virginia, Falls Church — 1919 - 1949
Black children from Falls Church were sent to segregated schools in Fairfax County which ended at 7th grade. Students traveled to Manassas, VA or Washington, DC for high school.Map (db m187020) HM
28 Virginia, Falls Church — 1922
A profiteering group of white businessmen built Lee Highway through the thriving black community and dissected black-owned properties.Map (db m187013) HM
29 Virginia, Falls Church — 1948
Falls Church Town became a City. Black residents started businesses: Blossom Inn, Annie's Dress Shop, Francis Jackson's Beauty Salon, Smitty's Barber Shop, Tinner Well Digging, Deskins Plumbing.Map (db m187018) HM
30 Virginia, Falls Church — 1960s
The African American community launched letter-writing campaigns and picketed to protest segregated businesses. Ciy businesses integrated without incidents. A cross was burned on the Henderson lawn. Hate mail attributed to the KKK was sent to homes . . . Map (db m187028) HM
31 Virginia, Falls Church — 1960s
Falls Church black activists included Claudis Brown, Audrey Williams, Joseph Tinner, Viola Hudson, Mary Ellen Henderson, E.B. Henderson, and Reverends Powell, Costner, and Colbert.Map (db m187030) HM
32 Virginia, Falls Church — 1961
Emboldened by school desegregation in Arlington, Falls Church City Public Schools followed suit. The first children to integrrate were from the Costner, Lindsey, and Byrd families.Map (db m187026) HM
33 Virginia, Falls Church — 1997
The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation was established to preserve civil rights and African American history.Map (db m187031) HM
34 Virginia, Falls Church — A Community Divided
Early civil rights battles in the Town of Falls Church centered on basic rights, equality in education, city services, voting rights, and public transportation.Map (db m186990) HM
35 Virginia, Falls Church — Betsy Read (1846-1895) — Falls Church Women's History Walk —
Before and during the Civil War she, her father, and uncle secretly ran a school where they taught reading and writing to free and enslaved Black people, although it was against the law.Map (db m231962) HM
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36 Virginia, Falls Church — Big Chimneys
Large log house named for its two huge chimneys. One datestone was inscribed 1699, the traditional date quoted for the community's founding. First recorded owner of site is Henry Gunnell (1773 22.75 acre grant). James Gordon, owner 1803-1836, had . . . Map (db m4192) HM
37 Virginia, Falls Church — Black Churches
Hiram Read, white pastor of Columbia Baptist, encouraged black worshipers to organize their own church. Second Baptist (1870) and Galloway United Methodist (1867) churches still exist.Map (db m186985) HM
38 Virginia, Falls Church — By 1860
By 1860, approximately 250 free and enslaved black people lived here. They built a strong black community. Some escaped to freedom, others were freed. Many defied prohibitions to learn reading and writing.Map (db m186970) HM
39 Virginia, Falls Church — Cherry Hill
Greek Revival house believed built in 1845 by Wm. Harvey, who bought 66.5 acres (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell grant). Outbuildings added about 1857. Name derived from trees lining lane from Leesburg Turnpike. In 1870, Joseph S. Riley bought the . . . Map (db m555) HM
40 Virginia, Falls Church — Citizens' Bridge
Built by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 1992, the bridge resolved critical transportation and safety concerns of the 45-mile long W&OD Trail. The name honors those local citizens who provided political and financial support for . . . Map (db m214537) HM
41 Virginia, Falls Church — City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial
To all men and women who served their country during war and peace [Dedication plaque on Flag Pole] Flag Pole Dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of The American Legion Falls Church Posts and Auxiliary Units . . . Map (db m125855) WM
42 Virginia, Falls Church — Civil Rights Struggle
In the early 20th century, African Americans in Falls Church addressed inequities and discrimination through legal means. The black community prospered socially and in civic life.Map (db m187001) HM
43 Virginia, Falls Church — Colored Citizens Protective League[Mary Ellen Meriwether and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson]
In 1915 the Town Council proposed a segregation ordinance to force all Black residents to live in certain areas. EB, Joseph Tinner, and 7 other men started the Colored Citizens Protective League (CCPL) to fight it.Map (db m186880) HM
44 Virginia, Falls Church — Columbia Baptist Church
In 1859, the church trustees bought this ½ acre (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell Grant) for $100. The 2-story clapboard over timber church served as a Union hospital and appears in Matthew Brady photos. Pastor John Read was shot by Mosby Troops . . . Map (db m17576) HM
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45 Virginia, Falls Church — Confederate Soldiers
In memory of the Confederate soldiers known and unknown buried in this yard (1861 - 1865)Map (db m151016) HM
46 Virginia, Falls Church — DePutron House
Jacob C. and Mary E. (Sherwood) DePutron built this large two-story gabled brick Victorian-style house in 1893-94 on a 217-acre farm that she inherited. All house walls were of bricks made on site; facing brick on the front (from Georgia) and porch . . . Map (db m191565) HM
47 Virginia, Falls Church — Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson1883 - 1977
Principal organizer of the first N.A.A.C.P. rural branch, Dr. Henderson was the most vocal civil rights advocate in this region for over 50 years and was former owner of the land adjacent to this monument.Map (db m151018) HM
48 Virginia, Falls Church — C-36 — Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (1883-1977)
E.B. Henderson, whose pioneering work fostered African American participation in athletics early in the 20th century, lived in Falls Church from 1910 to 1965. After studying physical education at Harvard, he popularized basketball in his hometown of . . . Map (db m186877) HM
49 Virginia, Falls Church — Dr. Harold Johnson, Dr. Harry Montgomery, and Viola Hudson
Black doctor, Dr. Harold Johnson and dentist, Dr. Harry Montgomery served black patients as well as white patients. Viola Hudson led the campaign to obtain utilities and mail services for the black community.Map (db m187019) HM
50 Virginia, Falls Church — Dulin Methodist Church
After the Civil War demolition of Fairfax Chapel, the original part of this Gothic revival church was built by Southern sympathizers in 1869 on 2 acres donated by Wm. Y. Dulin (Part of 1742 208-acre Geo. Harrison Grant). Original chapel now forms . . . Map (db m2841) HM
51 Virginia, Falls Church — During the Civil War
On January 1, 1863, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and created the United States Colored Troops. Local black men George Brice, Fred Foote, Sr. and Charles Lee enlisted.Map (db m186974) HM
52 Virginia, Falls Church — Early Settlers
Free and enslaved African Americans lived in the Village. They worked as laborers, household help or worked on small plantations. They helped build canals and railroads. Some were carpenters, blacksmiths, sea tradersMap (db m186963) HM
53 Virginia, Falls Church — Eliza Henderson (1846 - 1911)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
She escaped slavery after the Battle of Vicksburg, walking from Mississippi to Washington, DC to reunite with family members. She eventually settled in Falls Church and owned a grocery store for many years.Map (db m186887) HM
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54 Virginia, Falls Church — Enslaved People
With gratitude and repentance we honor the enslaved people whose skills and labor helped build The Falls Church Map (db m151013) HM
55 Virginia, Falls Church — Fairfax Chapel
Circuit riders brought Methodism to area in the late 1700s, holding meetings in homes. Fairfax Circuit initiated in 1776. Clapboard chapel built in 1779 and enlarged in 1798 on acre of land donated in 1818 by heirs of George Minor (a part of 1731 . . . Map (db m86184) HM
56 Virginia, Falls Church — Falls ChurchBetween the Armies
In 1861, Falls Church was a farm village located on the Alexandria-Leesburg Turnpike. On May 24, when Virginia's vote of secession became effective, Union troops crossed the Potomac and occupied Arlington Heights and Alexandria. On June 1, the 2nd . . . Map (db m2825) HM
57 Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Area Veterans Honor Roll
All persons who died serving in the line of duty during wars from 1775 to 1975 Revolutionary War (Apr 1775 - Sep 1783) War of 1812 (Jun 1812 - Jan 1815) Mexican War (May 1846 - Feb 1848) Fairfax, Henry • . . . Map (db m206643) WM
58 Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Early Local Civil Rights Pioneers
Falls Curch early local civil rights pioneers organized to oppose the residential segregation ordinance. Their successful action influenced the state and the nation.Map (db m187005) HM
59 Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church High School (FCHS) SiteS. Cherry St. at Hillwood Ave.
Fairfax County's FCHS opened September 1945 with 28 classrooms and 522 students. It was preceded from 1926-1945 by Jefferson HS (formerly Jefferson Institute) on E. Broad. The City of Falls Church became independent in 1948 with a separate school . . . Map (db m191575) HM
60 Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Home FrontCherry Hill Farm in the Civil War
Although soldiers repeatedly overran and raided Cherry Hill Farm during the Civil War, this ca. 1845 farmhouse and the ca. 1856 barn behind it survived almost intact. William Blaisdell, of Massachusetts paid $4,000 for the 66-acre property in 1856. . . . Map (db m65407) HM
61 Virginia, Falls Church — Falls Church Honors
The Falls Church Community Center Gym was dedicated to E.B. Henderson (2002). The new middle school was named in honor of Mary Ellen Henderson (2005).Map (db m187032) HM
62 Virginia, Falls Church — Galloway Methodist ChurchHistoric African American Cemetery
In 1867, African Americans built Galloway United Methodist Church and established the historic cemetery you are facing. According to local tradition, before and during the Civil War enslaved people on the Dulany plantation secretly worshiped in the . . . Map (db m72029) HM
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63 Virginia, Falls Church — George Mason1725 - 1792
Author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and father of the American Bill of Rights Local volunteer involvement:
Vestryman of Truro Parish Trustee of the Town of Dumfries Trustee of the Town of Alexandria Justice of . . . Map (db m206639) HM
64 Virginia, Falls Church — Hangman's Tree
On this site stood the Hangman's Tree According to legend, an old oak used by Col. Mosby to hang Union spies after the Battle of The Peach Orchard during the Civil War. The tree was removed 1968. Marker by the Falls Chruch . . . Map (db m37608) HM
65 Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet and George BriceSeizing Freedom and Facing Challenges
You are standing across the street from land that Harriet Brice, a “free woman of color,” purchased in 1864. Together with her husband, George Brice, she struggled to farm the property during the Civil War. Although she had gained her freedom . . . Map (db m206332) HM
66 Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet Brice (1824 - 1913)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
She was the first free Black woman to own land in the center of town & was one of the founders of Galloway United Methodist Church.Map (db m186885) HM
67 Virginia, Falls Church — Harriet Foote Turner (1810 - 1892)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
In 1858 this free Black woman led 12 enslaved people to freedom in Canada by posing as their owner.Map (db m186886) HM
68 Virginia, Falls Church — Henderson House Reported missing
This Colonial Revival bungalow (part of 1724 1,279-acre Pearson Grant) bought by Dr. Edwin B. Henderson in 1913. Henderson's ancestors include Powhattan Chief Mimetou. In 1904 he was first African-American certified to teach physical education; . . . Map (db m4202) HM
69 Virginia, Falls Church — Henry Fairfax
In Memory of Henry Fairfax An upright magistrate A sincere Christian Died in command of The Fairfax Volunteers at Saltillo Mexico 1847 But for his munificence This church might still have been a ruin. Erected by the . . . Map (db m77662) HM WM
70 Virginia, Falls Church — History of "Gravel Bank"
This neighborhood along Railroad Avenue and the train tracks known as "Gravel Bank" was once home to several African-American families and businesses, and a vibrant part of the larger community. Lucinda Gaskins, an African-American woman, had . . . Map (db m144998) HM
71 Virginia, Falls Church — Home Hill
Wooden house built in 1854 on 10.1 acres bought by Robert Judson for $100 (part of 1729 248-acre Trammell Grant); named by second owner. During Civil War, used by CSA Gen. Longstreet in 1861; rafter marks identify later Union troops. Used as private . . . Map (db m191569) HM
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72 Virginia, Falls Church — Home of Mary Ellen Meriwether (Miss Nellie) and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson (EB)[Mary Ellen Meriwether and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson]
This was the home of Mary Ellen Meriwether (Miss Nellie) and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson (EB). They wed in 1910 and moved to Falls Chruch, the home of EB's ancestors since colonial times.Map (db m186878) HM
73 Virginia, Falls Church — In 2013[Mary Ellen Meriwether and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson]
In 2013 EB was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame because he introduced basketball to African Americans (1904). The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School was named for Mary Ellen, noting her 30-year battle for equal education for Black . . . Map (db m186883) HM
74 Virginia, Falls Church — Iraq War Memorial(Mar 2003 - Dec 2011) — Greater Falls Church Honor Roll —
Anderson, Andy D. • Dengkhim, Tensin • Obleas-Prado Pena, Javier • Winterbottom, Jonathan D.Map (db m206645) WM
75 Virginia, Falls Church — James Wren
In grateful memory of James Wren 1728 – 1815 Vestryman, Trustee & Architect of The Falls ChurchMap (db m77643) HM
76 Virginia, Falls Church — Jefferson Institute
In 1875, citizens of newly chartered town subscribed to build school, as classes were held in Baptist Church, in 1880 Joseph Birch donated land (a part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant) specifying it always must be used for education. In 1882 . . . Map (db m2856) HM
77 Virginia, Falls Church — Jim Crow and Segregation
In 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court decision affirmed "Jim Crow" separate but equal laws. African Americans lost legal rights gained through 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Segregation became the rule.Map (db m210468) HM
78 Virginia, Falls Church — Jim Crow and Segregation Era Events
Garland Hicks organized and interracial baseball league. Viola Hudson organized a black girl scout troop. Black men served in segregated units during World Wars I and II.Map (db m186997) HM
79 Virginia, Falls Church — Joseph Tinner1875 - 1928
First president of the Falls Church branch of the N.A.A.C.P. and stonemason who quarried from the base of Tinner Hill, the billion year-old granite used in this monument.Map (db m151017) HM
80 Virginia, Falls Church — Living in FearMosby's Falls Church Raid
Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby's Partisan Rangers (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry) conducted raids on Falls Church through the summer and fall of 1864. On the night of October 17, a detachment of Mosby's command rode through the village down . . . Map (db m69552) HM
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81 Virginia, Falls Church — Mattie Gundry (1861 - 1947)[Falls Church Women's History Walk]
In 1899 she founded Virginia Training School for special needs children. Denied a seat on the 1908 School Board, due to her gender, she became a suffragist and was elected to the Town Council in 1921.Map (db m186888) HM
82 Virginia, Falls Church — Mt. Hope
Mt. Hope consists of a portion of a 1˝ story frame farmhouse c1831 joined to a 2˝ story Gothic Revival brick house c1870 on ˝ acre of the original 216 acre farm. The 1831 wing is the oldest residential building left in Falls Church and was the . . . Map (db m191544) HM
83 Virginia, Falls Church — N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch
In 1915, Falls Church ordered residential segregation. Many African-American homeowners would be forced to move. The Colored Citizens Protective League entered a lawsuit to prevent enforcement of the ordinance and joined the N.A.A.C.P. to become its . . . Map (db m151019) HM
84 Virginia, Falls Church — New York Memorial Stone at Falls Church
In Memory of the Civil War Soldiers who were buried here in this Hallowed Ground 1861-1864 Edward Bowman, 21st NYVI John Decker, 20th NYSM Patrick Doyle, 20th NYSM Horace Dougherty, 144th NYVI Franklin E. Dunham, 20th NYSM . . . Map (db m77610) WM
85 Virginia, Falls Church — Original Site of Saint James Church
The Mass in the early 1870's was celebrated in the home of the Sewall family, known as Walnut Hill, on South West Street. In 1874 the mission of Falls Church was established by the Bishop of Richmond and administered by priests from Saint Mary's . . . Map (db m144996) HM
86 Virginia, Falls Church — Pearson's Funeral Home
This property at 472 N. Washington St. was part of a 1729 land grant from Lord Fairfax to John Trammell. Developed only after half the original 248 acres was sold in 1865 to Isaac Crossman, and the Fairfax and Georgetown Turnpike (now Lee Highway) . . . Map (db m125860) HM
87 Virginia, Falls Church — Plans to Fight the Ordinance[Mary Ellen Meriwether and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson]
Local residents, regional & national Civil Rights leaders met here, making plans to fight the ordinance. The family received many death threats, and the KKK burned a cross in their yard.Map (db m186881) HM
88 Virginia, Falls Church — Post Civil War Prorgress
With the end of slavery, African Americans benefited from their own labor and had more control over their destiny. They believed land ownership, education, religion, and hard were key to their success and fought to prosper in those areas.Map (db m186978) HM
89 Virginia, Falls Church — Pre-History - 1700
The Tauxenant (Dogue) native peoples camped here annually for thousands of years. First European settlers built Big Chimneys, a log farmhouse nearby.Map (db m186964) HM
90 Virginia, Falls Church — Presbyterian Church
In 1846 Presbyterians first met in private homes. In 1854, Dr. Simon J. Groot bought 11 acres for $179 (part of 1729 246-acre Trammell grant); Built two-story Groot Hall in 1856; Used for Sunday services, private school, community groups, town hall, . . . Map (db m2865) HM
91 Virginia, Falls Church — Presidential Visit to Falls Church, 1911
July 21, 1911 was the 50th anniversary of the 1861 Confederate victory at Bull Run (Manassas), the first major land battle of the Civil War. For the occasion President William Howard Taft left the White House with a four-car caravan to drive the . . . Map (db m125857) HM
92 Virginia, Falls Church — Rebuilding 1865 - 1890 / Turn of the 20th Century 1890 - 1920
Rebuilding 1865 - 1890 Coming of the Railroad Railroads began to spread across the eastern seaboard in the 1830s, providing fast and reliable transportation for goods and passengers. The local railroad received its charger in . . . Map (db m206634) HM
93 Virginia, Falls Church — Rolling Roads
Site believed near intersection of two indian trails, later used by colonial horsemen and wagons. Tobacco growers improved the routes for delivering this valuable crop which was about ½ of all colonial exports. Draft animals pulled large . . . Map (db m4204) HM
94 Virginia, Falls Church — Sears Kit HomeMary Ellen Meriwether and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson
In 1913 they paid $1,800 for a Sears Kit Home and built on their land. They lived here for 52 years, raised two sons, taught school by day, farmed by night, and were among the town's prominent Black citizens.Map (db m186879) HM
95 Virginia, Falls Church — Segregation: Separate and Unequal
Unable to obtain insurance and services, the black community created its own businesses and self-help organizations.Map (db m187014) HM
96 Virginia, Falls Church — Star Tavern
After no luck in western goldmines Walter H. Erwin in 1852 bought two acres for $100 (part of 1729 248-acre Trammel grant). Built frame tavern on this site which became a landmark on Leesburg Pike. 1861 sketch shows it with a verandah and green . . . Map (db m2874) HM
97 Virginia, Falls Church — Stonemasons
Some Tinner family members were stonemasons who quarried pink granite and built many structures in the area. Some still exist.Map (db m186960) HM
98 Virginia, Falls Church — Tallwood
Neo-colonial Brice residence, built in 1870 on 95-acre farm of John Green (Part of 1742 208-acre Harrison grant). Yale Rice, descendant of founder of Yale Univ., bought the property in 1890. Dr. and Mrs. Milton Eisenhower owned the house 1938-1943; . . . Map (db m2838) HM
99 Virginia, Falls Church — Taylor’s Tavern
Two-story building with verandahs stood on 56 acres bought in 1856 by Wm. Taylor (part of 1731 271-acre T. Harrison grant). Tavern faced Alexandria-Leesburg Pike west of Junction with Georgetown Road (Wilson Blvd.). Near here on June 24, 1861, . . . Map (db m2837) HM
100 Virginia, Falls Church — Taylor’s TavernProfessor Lowe's Balloons
At the beginning of the war, Union commanders were uncertain of Confederate intentions and military capabilities. On June 22, 1861, civilian balloonist Thaddeus S.C. Lowe inflated his racing balloon Enterprise at the Washington Gas Company . . . Map (db m41495) HM

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