Vale School-Community House, Fairfax Co., Slideshow

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The schoolhouse pictured (L-R, starting at the top) in 1952, ca. 1969, ca. 1978, ca. 1988, 1999, and in 2009.

(Photos courtesy of Vale Club Archives, Fairfax Co. Public Library, Ricci Family, Fairfax Co. Public Library, Michael Rierson, and P. Strat.)

Information & Sources:

This slide show was developed in collaboration with Patricia Strat, of the Vale Club History Committee.

To learn more about Vale School-Community House, see this nomination form that earned it a listing in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.  

To learn more about the Vale Club, visit its website ( or find “Vale Club” on Facebook.

To plan a trip to Fairfax County, where you can see a variety of museums and historic sites, visit Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation (

Slide show © 2011, Department of Historic Resources and Commonwealth of Virginia

Edited, sequenced, designed, and produced for the web by Randy Jones, DHR.

To inquire about collaborating with DHR on a "Historic Virginia, Site of the Month" slideshow, contact Randy Jones.

(A site or building must be listed in the state or national landmark registers or contribute to a historic district listed in the registers.)