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Fairfax Arts Center (Town Hall)

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Town Hall
1900; later renovations. 3995 University Dr. (southeast corner of University Dr. at Main St.). Open to the public

The temple front on the wood-frame town hall has a Tuscan column portico that reflects the rediscovery of Jefferson's architecture around the turn of the twentieth century. The structure was donated to the town by Joseph E. Willard, the son of the builder of the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., whose mother was a wellknown resident of Fairfax and a Confederate sympathizer. The interior is essentially two large rooms, the second story lighted by dormers in the temple's roof. The building is now a center for the arts.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Fairfax Arts Center (Town Hall)", [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, 69-69.

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