The Birch House

The Birch House (HM19C)

Location: Falls Church, VA 22046 Stafford County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.767', W 77° 10.016'

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Located on 2.1 acres of land purchased by Joseph E. Birch for $105 in 1849 (part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell grant). Original house was 1 1/2 story "I" house, raised to 2-stories in 1850s; 1873 addition doubled the size. Blacksmith/farmer Birch was on first town council. A founder of Jefferson Institute, & a methodist church trustee. Wife Mary led a successful temperance movement. Three generations of Birches lived here until 1968. In 1976, the house, empty and vandalized, along with 2.5 acres was sold by grandson Milton to Historic Falls Church, Inc., which was organized to save the 300 block from developers.
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HM NumberHM19C
Series This marker is part of the Virginia: City of Falls Church series
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Placed ByCity of Falls Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:16pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 312033 N 4305630
Decimal Degrees38.87945000, -77.16693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.767', W 77° 10.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 46.02" N, 77° 10' 0.96" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 348 VA-7, Falls Church VA 22046, US
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