Virginia Training School

Virginia Training School (HM19V)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046
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N 38° 53.075', W 77° 10.493'

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(Front Side of Marker): The Duryee home and 11 acres were bought by Mattie Gundry in 1899 for $2,500 (part of 1773 22,75-acre Gunnell grant). On this site she opened the Virginia Training School for retarded children. At that time, it was the only school of its kind in the South and the second largest such school in the nation. It operated until her retirement in 1946. School was torn down by 1947 to make way for Tyler Gardens. Ms. Gundry served 3 terms on the town concil; 37 years as director of the Falls Church Bank, and many other civic positions. She also received several awards as an artist and architect.
HM NumberHM19V
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
Placed ByCity of Falls Church
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 7:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 311357 N 4306216
Decimal Degrees38.88458333, -77.17488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.075', W 77° 10.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 4.50" N, 77° 10' 29.58" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 379 W Broad St, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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