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Fairfax County Massey Building

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1969, Vosbeck, Vosbeck, Kendrick and Redinger. 4100 Chain Bridge Rd. (actually on Courthouse Rd. behind the courthouse)

Symbolizing the growth of Fairfax is this incongruous precast concrete high rise of twelve stories stuck in a two-story downtown. The only feature that identifies it as a government structure is the plaza. The building's tripartite composition of base, middle section, and top and its inclined, bronze-sashed windows are typical of its period.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Fairfax County Massey Building", [Fairfax, 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, 68-68.

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