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National Memorial Park

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1934. Walter Marlowe. 7400 Lee Hwy. (U.S. 29), west of Falls Church, Fairfax County
  • Fountain of Faith
  • Fountain of Faith
  • Fountain of Faith
  • Fountain of Faith
  • Sunsinger

Marlowe, the owner of this cemetery, apparently designed the scheme of a grand central axis and cross axes, creating, as he explained it, a “living cross.” Surrounding the central axis are curvilinear roads. The cemetery has a number of sculptural embellishments, including the Fountain of Faith (1952, Carl Milles), a composition of varied figures and jets of water; the Sunsinger sculpture (c. 1952, Carl Milles); and the Four Chaplains Memorial Fountain (1955, Constantino Nivola, sculptor, and Walter Marlowe, architect), which is more abstract than the others.

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Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "National Memorial Park", [Falls Church, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NV20.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 55-56.

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