Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School

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Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School
GREAT FALLS GRANGE HALL AND FORESTVILLE SCHOOL.jpg
Front view, in 2012
Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School is located in Northern Virginia
Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School
Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School is located in Virginia
Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School
Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School is located in the US
Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School
Location 9812 and 9818 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, Virginia
Coordinates 38°59′50″N 77°17′06″W / 38.99736°N 77.28511°W / 38.99736; -77.28511Coordinates: 38°59′50″N 77°17′06″W / 38.99736°N 77.28511°W / 38.99736; -77.28511
Area 9 acres (3.6 ha)
Built 1889, 1911, 1929
Architect Morris, L.B.
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference # 04000861[1]
VLR # 029-0441
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 11, 2004
Designated VLR June 16, 2004[2]

The Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School are two historic buildings that served as a Grange meeting hall and as a school located in Great Falls, Fairfax County, Virginia. The Forestville School was built in 1889 as a one-room school, and expanded in 1911 with the appendage of the Floris School. It is an "L"-shaped wood-frame structure covered in weatherboards and topped by a standing-seam metal cross-gable roof. After closing as a school in 1922, it served as a residence and then as the Great Falls Post Office from 1959 until 1982. The Great Falls Grange Hall was built in 1929, and is a 1 1/2-story brick building with a gable front. It features a front porch supported by concrete pillars in the American Craftsman style. Both buildings are owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Charles Gailey and Elizabeth A. Crowell (April 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Great Falls Grange Hall and Forestville School" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos