Providence Perspective


We are delighted that you are interested in exploring the Providence District’s diverse and exciting history. We hope you find the time you spend doing research or just having fun to be presented in a form that is intuitive and easy to use. A multitude of memories were relived through recorded interviews with many of the Providence District’s most involved residents and we’re anxious to share their fascinating experiences with you.

As one of the nine magisterial districts of Fairfax County, Providence District is geographically centered within the county. It’s home to approximately 114,000 people within a geographic area of 22.31 square miles. Providence District has a diverse population and economy. There are small residential communities dating back decades among newer townhomes and condominiums all doted with picturesque parks and one of the largest shopping and business centers in the country, Tysons Corner. This has all grown from what was once farmland, railroads, small towns and wilderness. Providence District has a rich, fascinating, and sometimes surprising history.

This “Providence Perspective” will provide you with a unique look at the people, places and events from those who helped shape the history and recorded their memories here for us to share. They provide an interesting and entertaining perspective of life in Northern Virginia over many years. Come inside and journey with us as you relive this history either by reading select items of interest or listening to the people tell their stories in their own voice. Travel through our community as Providence changed throughout the previous century.



Mary Agee

Judith & Arnold Baker

Judith Beattie

John Beerman

Nicholas Benton

Tom Black

Marlene Blum

Linda Byrne
Marvin Cantor

Homer Carhart

Justin and Thelma Carlock

George Casey

Jane Chapman

Gilbert Christiana

Carl Coan

Anna Marie Collat

Michael Collier

Chris Cosgriff

Fred Crabtree

Charles Davis

Craig Day

Marion Ransell-Dobbins

Thomas Evans Norman Fisette
Tom Fleury Blaine Friedlander

Aaron Georgelas

Ezra Glaser
Helen Haight Jerry Halpin Holly Hambley Robert Hawkes

Ernestine & Joe Heastie

Hugh & Barbara Heishman Ron Helms Edwin & Nickie Henderson
John Henris Barbara Hildreth

Dolly Hill

John Hopkins
Lily Houseman

Estelle Jones Hyson

Howard Junkerman Gerald Kuhn
Sarah Lahr Jacqueline Lane Ken Lawrence Dave Lenox
Mary Lipsey Donald Lucas Maddy McCoy Gladys McElwee
Joanne Malone Shirley Marshall & Annabel Baer Ursula Mattheisen Stu Megaw
Vivian Morgan-Mendez Enid Miles Chip Monie Jean Moore
Marshall Morrow Barbara Mosgrave Norman Neiss

Sally Ormsby

Takako Pagoda Anna Pauline (Pat) Price Ken Quincy Lola Quintela
Albert Riveros Walter Schlie Jim Scott Vivian & David Smith
Lilyan Spero Mayo Stuntz Janet Tener John Ulfelder
Virginia & Timothy Waters Lloyd Wineland III Aileen Wright Jackie Bong Wright
Food For Others Oakton Women's Club    

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