August 30, 2011

Aspen Grove, Fairfax City, VA

On Aspen Willow Drive...


















George Mason University housing that was built about a year ago:























































All Google Maps were screenshot by myself during the summer of 2010:



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This is the where the GMU housing was built:



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The Boxwood Alleé:



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Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

5 comments :

  1. What happened to this property! Why was house demolished?

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  2. I will drive by later today. I was not aware of any change to its status. Thanks!

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  3. House is still there as of December 11, 2011. It was looking good!

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  4. Hello. I lived in the old house for nearly 12 years. It is a treasure. I am very glad that Fairfax County and The City of Fairfax did not allow the developer to tear down the house. It dates back to before the Civil War and was occupied by Union Soliders during the war.
    The boxwood gardens are quite old but in poor condition. I am hopeful the community will replace the gardens with a locally tolerant variety of boxwood when the times come. We don't own that portion of the property. It is a conservancy. Better on our taxes!
    Betsy R.

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  5. Beautifully done. I was born and raised there at Aspen Grove - in the good old days when it had its outbuildings. My mother uncovered the history to have it placed in historical society records. I wrote a book "Growing Up With Ghosts" that tells about our experiences. There are a lot of pictures of it in the old days (60s and 70s) in my book. No more magical place ever existed.

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