Be a preservation hero. Help Fairfax County preserve our tangible past by partnering with us to care for our historic resources. Slices of Fairfax County history are slipping away as some little-used, publicly-owned historic properties fall victim to the elements and disuse. The Resident Curator Program (RCP) is designed to preserve historic properties by offering long-term leases to qualified tenants who agree to rehabilitate and maintain these historic resources. A curator can be a private citizen, a non-profit entity, or a for-profit entity.
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5634 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville VA 20120.
Mount Gilead is an eighteenth-century vernacular-style house that was originally built as a combined residence and tavern. In 1831, a tanner, Malcolm Jamesson, began living in the house. The Jamesson family lived there for about 100 years, from the 1830s to the 1930s, and established a family cemetery on the grounds that is still standing today... Read More
8881 Ashgrove House Lane, Vienna, VA, 22182
Ash Grove is one of the few standing 18th century Virginia houses, and was built by the Fairfax family. Thomas Fairfax built the original portion of the house in 1790, and the family inhabited the house until 1847. The house sits... Read More
9750 Brookmeadow Drive, Vienna, VA, 22182
Lahey Lost Valley is a mid-eighteenth century brick hall-parlor house with a 1940s brick addition. The house is located on land that was granted to William Gunnell in 1730. In 1741 Gunnell gave the land to two of his sons to divide. Henry Gunnell received ... Read More
2739 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA, 20171
The Ellmore Farmhouse is a two-story, 3,300-square-foot property located on West Ox Road in Herndon, Virginia. The farmhouse was constructed principally of yellow pine in 1891 for Mrs. Mary W. Ellmore and her two children. Members of the Ellmore family occupied the property for more than 50 years, operating a productive dairy farm there through 1945, ... Read More
10605 Furnace Road, Lorton, VA, 22079
The Hannah P. Clark House is a two-story, cross-gable vernacular farmhouse with 1,250 square feet of finished space. Features include vertical-peeled-log framing construction and a living room with exposed ceiling beams ... Read More
10609 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA, 22066
The Turner Farmhouse, built in 1905 by the Turner family, is located in a 52-acre community park at the intersection of Georgetown Pike and Springvale Road in Great Falls, Virginia. The property contains several historic structures. The Mark Turner Dairy Farm is an example of the type of farm that predominated in the Great Falls area during the early years ... Read More
9501 Furnace Road, Lorton, VA, 22079
The circa 1937 Stempson House is a vernacular style residence with Colonial Revival style elements. The house is significant due to its association with the Occoquan Workhouse and Reformatory, later known as Lorton Prison, which incorporated Progressive Era reform ideals, and for its ... Read More