Victorian Falls Church (Images of America Series)

Victorian Falls Church (Images of America Series)

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by Victorian Society at Falls Church
     
 

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Falls Church, Virginia, was settled in 1699 and named for its first church. Located near Washington, D.C., this rural farming community grew into an important crossroads during the 19th century. Prior to World War II, its most significant growth occurred during the Victorian era. The area and lifestyle of its residents were significantly impacted by the Northern…  See more details below

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Falls Church, Virginia, was settled in 1699 and named for its first church. Located near Washington, D.C., this rural farming community grew into an important crossroads during the 19th century. Prior to World War II, its most significant growth occurred during the Victorian era. The area and lifestyle of its residents were significantly impacted by the Northern migration into the South for better farmland; the Civil War; the expansion of railway service; the developing role as a suburb of

Washington; and military buildup during the Spanish-American War. This collection of vintage images portrays the people, places, and events that are central to the Victorian heritage of Falls Church.

Editorial Reviews

Falls Church, Virginia, covers a scant two square miles, but it possesses enough history for a small-sized nation. Much of that history resides in the city's numerous 18th- and 19th-century buildings, all of which are lovingly tended by the local branch of the Victorian Society of America. This Images of America series addition pays homage to this storied community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738552507
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/11/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


The Victorian Society at Falls Church (VSFC), a chapter of the Victorian Society in America, was founded in 1995 to promote the Victorian heritage of Falls Church and to foster knowledge of the Victorian era through education and preservation. The VSFC has utilized its most knowledgeable members and Falls Church citizens as well as the extensive collection of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library in Falls Church for the images and information that appear in this book.

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