Star Tavern

Star Tavern (HM19S)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
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N 38° 52.936', W 77° 10.282'

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(Front Side of Marker): After no luck in western goldmines Walter H. Erwin in 1852 bought two acres for $100 (part of 1729 248-acre Trammel grant). Built frame tavern on this site which became a landmark on Leesburg Pike. 1861 sketch shows it with a verandah and green glass star atop a pole. After war, the Independent Order of Grand Templars held their temperance meetings in the tavern. Inn was used for many purposes as successively remodeled. It served as community post office until the 1870s and as grocery store in 1910. Building replaced by Falls Church Bank in 1924 and then by the George Mason Square in 1984.
HM NumberHM19S
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 7:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311656 N 4305952
Decimal Degrees38.88226667, -77.17136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.936', W 77° 10.282'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 56.16" N, 77° 10' 16.92" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-137 VA-7, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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