Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker


The Laughlin Building 

Laughlin BuildingMarker Text:
The building, dedicated in 1988 by William and Dara Laughlin, replaced a long-standing McLean landmark. In 1906, Matthew J. Laughlin, owner of a nearby dairy farm, purchased this lot. He built a residence/store here, which became a focal point of the community. Its location was across from the Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad stop at Chain Bridge Road, known as McLean by 1910. Subsequent Laughlin generations conducted their real estate businesses here, eventually becoming Laughlin Realtors. Painted blue in the 1960, the landmark "Blue House" was razed in 1987 and replaced by this award-winning and longstanding financial office center.

Date Installed:
July 2011

Marker Credits:
Funded by William "Kip" Laughlin.

Marker Location:
McLean. In front of the Laughlin Building at 6805 Old Dominion Drive.

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