St. Mary's Church (Fairfax Station, Virginia)

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St. Mary's Church
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St. Mary's Church, September 2012
St. Mary's Church (Fairfax Station, Virginia) is located in Virginia
St. Mary's Church (Fairfax Station, Virginia)
Location 5605 Vogue Rd., near Fairfax Station, Virginia
Coordinates 38°48′8″N 77°19′37″W / 38.80222°N 77.32694°W / 38.80222; -77.32694Coordinates: 38°48′8″N 77°19′37″W / 38.80222°N 77.32694°W / 38.80222; -77.32694
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built 1858 (1858)
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington
NRHP Reference # 76002104[1]
VLR # 029-0179
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 1, 1976
Designated VLR February 17, 1976[2]

St. Mary's Church is a historic Roman Catholic church located near Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia. It was built in 1858, and is a rectangular, one-story, gable-front, frame structure in the Gothic Revival style. It has a steeple at the entrance and a large Gothic arched window over the entrance door. It was the first Roman Catholic Church built within Fairfax County. During the American Civil War, wounded were brought here by train to be treated and evacuated to Alexandria and Washington after the Second Battle of Bull Run. In August 1862, Clara Barton made this church her headquarters for treatment of the wounded.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

The historic church property belongs to Saint Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth S. David (November 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: St. Mary's Church". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos
  4. ^ "Saint Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church History". 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 

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