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. . . HISTORIC HOMES . . . (Click on an image to see the actual notecard size)
Clark House
Falls Church, Virginia

#NC-06120-HM - Notecards

A reminder of the rural landscape once characteristic of Fairfax County, this house is the surviving architectural remnant of a dairy farm that once occupied more than 200 acres in Annandale. Willie Lee Clark paid local builder Henry Manchester two dollars a day plus dinner to construct the house.

The structure, excluding porches, forms a perfect square with four equal walls. This "four-square" vernacular architecture was common at the turn of the century.

Four generations of the Clark family occupied the house. Originally, the Clarks shared their home with hired farm help, who occupied the third floor. After selling the bulk of the property to a developer in the 1950s, the family ran a firewood and top soil business on the remaining six acres.

The Clark House was moved to Barcroft Mews Drive at Columbia Pike in 1990. The Fairfax County Park Authority has restored the exterior to its original appearance. While keeping the interior's original woodwork, the county has added air conditioning, heating and a full commercial kitchen to make the Clark House more suitable for community, private and corporate use. Registered on the inventory of Fairfax County Historic Sites, the building accommodates up to 65 people.

Text © 1999 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1999 Bill Harrah

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