Category Archives: Virginia

Stryker Building, Williamsburg, VA

This building from 1967 serves as  part of Williamsburg, VA’s civic center. It currently houses the city council offices. The style of a brick box with classical limestone trim and a central columned entrance is more akin to a 1950s … Continue reading

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1205 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA

This 1964 commercial building on Rivermont Avenue features some great mid-century details including concrete block decoration, clerestory windows running under the flat roof, an original glass fronted storefront, matching drive-thru overhang and prominent commercial signage denoting its place on the … Continue reading

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St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Arlington, VA

St. Charles Borromeo at the intersection of N. Fairfax Drive and N. Kirkwood Drive was built between 1955 and 1965 with sources varying. As the larger campus includes St. Charles School, and other related buildings on same property it’s possible … Continue reading

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Wells Fargo Bank, Arlington, VA

This Wells Fargo branch, at 951 S. George Mason Drive just off Columbia Pike, is an unexpected surprise in a section of Arlington that has not seen as much recent redevelopment as other areas. The building was built in 1962 … Continue reading

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Clarendon Office Building, Arlington, VA

This office building from 1964 is immediately across from the George Mason Law School (see the previous post). Given the rapid development in this area and increased density, this building is almost certainly destined for demolition in the not too … Continue reading

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George Mason University Law School, Arlington, VA

GMU Law School, at 3301 Fairfax Drive in the Clarendon neighborhood, is now surrounded by large new development. This was originally the Virginia Square branch of Kann’s Department Store, a well-known DC institution. It was built in 1951 by de … Continue reading

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Church of God, Arlington, VA

This simple vernacular building is located at 790 S. Carlin Springs Road in Arlington. It possibly seems to be a combination of several buildings of which the worship hall in front is the most prominent. The building was constructed in … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army, Arlington, VA

This Salvation Army building is located at 518 S. Glebe Road in Arlington. The orientation of the building is interesting as it is sited on a corner lot which rises away from the street. The side elevation is two stories … Continue reading

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Peakland Place Baptist Church, Lynchburg, VA

The A-frame was a very popular design type for churches in the mid-century.  Just a few A-frames we’ve covered in the past can be found  here, here and here. This specific A-frame is the Peakland Place Baptist Church, which was … Continue reading

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Demolished! Summer 2012

As this blog has grown, the likelihood of some of these sites being demolished has increased due simply to the larger number of beings being featured. Sometimes I receive emails with updates about buildings that are no longer there or … Continue reading

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