FIRST - Fairfax Public School - Fairfax, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member robert
N 38° 50.681 W 077° 18.024
18S E 300358 N 4302055
Quick Description: The first two-story school in Fairfax County
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2006 12:16:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMWG0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The Museum & Visitor Center is housed in the former Fairfax Elementary School, built in 1873 as the first two-story school in Fairfax County. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the facility is handicapped-accessible. Staffed by a Visitor Curator/Visitor Services Manager, Museum Technicians, and dedicated volunteer work force, the Museum & Visitor Center produces special exhibitions on City history, provides educational outreach to school and youth groups, offers walking tours of the historic district in the spring and fall, and provides general visitor information. The facility's Gift Shop stocks books, art prints, and souvenirs related to Fairfax and Virginia History. Volunteers are needed and welcome. On the plaque outside:
Historic Fairfax Elementary School
Built 1873

This is the oldest, two-story, brick public school house in Fairfax County.  Bricks were made from a clay pit on the Farr property across Main Street.  The original portion of this structure, the rear, was built for the then considered exorbitant cost of $2750. The front was added in 1912.
This waymark can be found in the Civil War Discovery Trails Sites, History Museums, US National Register of Historic Places, and FIRST of its kind categories.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Place or Location

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1873

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