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Anchorage Motel

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c. 1960. 9865 Lee Hwy. (U.S. 29), Fairfax

A roadside delight and rare survivor from the time when U.S. 29 was the major transportation corridor for Fairfax County, the Anchorage shows the hand of an exuberant designer, entranced with nautical imagery. Prows, a lighthouse, and portholes dominate the facade. How much longer it will exist before development takes it over is unknown.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Anchorage Motel", [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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