Jordan’s Point Historic District

Lexington’s Jordan’s Point Historic District is tied to the story of the city’s industrial and transportation history during the 19th and early-20th centuries. The partnership of John Jordan and John […]

Manassas Water Tower

With its construction in 1914, the 147-foot-tall Manassas Water Tower signaled the community’s pivot from a small rural town to a modern city with a planned infrastructure. It arose during […]

Georgetown Pike

Georgetown Pike, in Fairfax and Arlington counties, was constructed between 1813 and 1827 by two privately organized turnpike companies to connect Georgetown markets with agricultural and manufacturing interests in Leesburg […]

USS Wisconsin

The USS Wisconsin is an Iowa-class battleship, the largest class of battleships the U.S. ever built. The 887-foot vessel was launched on December 7, 1943 (the second anniversary of Pearl […]

General Electric Specialty Control Plant

The General Electric Specialty Control Plant was constructed in 1953-55, with an expansion in 1960, and covers more than 25 acres along the South River in Waynesboro. The plant, which […]

NASA Langley Research Center Historic District

Established in 1917, during World War I, originally as the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory and the nation’s first civilian aeronautics laboratory, the NASA Langley Research Center in the city of […]

Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District

Covering approximately 16,200 acres in western Albemarle County and a small corner of Nelson and southeastern Augusta counties, the Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District was first settled by Europeans with the […]

Great Falls Park Historic District

The Great Falls Park Historic District, in Fairfax County, encompasses part of the Potomac Canal, an 18th-century engineering achievement spearheaded by George Washington, and recognized in 1982 as a National […]

Wolf Creek Bridge

The Wolf Creek Bridge, in Bland County, was erected circa 1912 for the New River, Holston and Western Railroad. The bridge is important for its engineering (as a Pratt through-truss […]

Blackford Bridge (Pucketts Hole Bridge)

Pucketts Hole Bridge, constructed in 1889, is likely the oldest remaining public bridge in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Bristol District, which encompasses more than 7,400 miles of roads in […]