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Manassas Museum

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1990–1991, Carlton Abbott. 9101 Prince William St. Open to the public

Brick and concrete with a square center, which acts as a rotunda, and two wings, the museum is an awkward concoction. The attempt to escape from the Colonial Revival syndrome is laudable, but the abstraction of classical motifs in overscaled concrete forms appears forced. The exhibits focus on the history of the Northern Piedmont.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Manassas Museum", [Manassas, 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, 64-64.

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