Manassas 1900

Manassas 1900 (HMFSB)

Location: Manassas, VA 20110
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 45.095', W 77° 28.401'

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A Flurry of Construction

— Speiden Leaves Mark on Town —

As Manassas grew and prospered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the historic district filled with prominent homes, churches, and commercial buildings. The town had two banks and two newspapers. Telephone service began in 1895. Albert Speiden (pictured at right), a noted Washington, D.C. and Virginia architect who lived on Battle Street, designed the first Town Hall and many buildings and churches in Old Town.

Manassas builders John, Frank, and Ira Cannon, and Benjamin C. Cornwell constructed or designed several homes and churches on West, Battle, and Main Streets that still stand. The railroad continued to prove important to the town's growth in the early 20th century. Whether importing manufactured goods, exporting dairy products, or transporting commuters to Washington, D.C., the train played a significant role in the continuing success of Manassas.
Year Placed2009
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Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285066 N 4292114
Decimal Degrees38.75158333, -77.47335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 45.095', W 77° 28.401'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 45' 5.70" N, 77° 28' 24.06" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9119 Church St, Manassas VA 20110, US
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