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The Falls Church

The Falls Church, c. 1900
The Falls Church, c. 1900
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The Falls Church, 2000 (Davis)

The Falls Church is located at Fairfax and South Washington Streets. The first church on the site was a wooden structure built in 1733. Originally known as the Upper Church, it was affiliated with the Church of England.

Architect James Wren designed and built the Georgian-style brick church between 1767 and 1769. The Falls Church was first a hospital, then a stable, during the Civil War. Additions in 1959 and 1992 have enhanced the building.

Kay Davis, University of Virginia, ©2001-2003