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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 (Photography by Joan Kay)
  • Fountain of Faith (Photography by Joan Kay)
  • Fountain of Faith (Photography by Joan Kay)
  • Fountain of Faith (Photography by Joan Kay)
  • Sunsinger (Photography by Joan Kay)

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.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "National Memorial Park", [Falls Church, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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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