110-0010

Birch House

VLR Listing Date

06/21/1977

NRHP Listing Date

10/26/1977

NHL Listing Date

NA

NRHP Reference Number

77001534

The Birch House stands out as one of the few surviving relics of the city of Falls Church’s mid-19th-century heritage. Preserving a nostalgic image of a quieter era, the house is conspicuously located on Route 7, the former Alexandria-Leesburg Turnpike. The original portion of the house was erected as a farmhouse before 1845 and evolved to its present form by the 1870s, when it received its tall gable with Gothic-style bargeboards. The house was long the home of Joseph E. Birch, who assisted in the incorporation of Falls Church as a town in 1875 and served on the first town council. In 1968 his grandson deeded the house to Historic Falls Church, Inc. for preservation. The Birch House was then restored and sold with protective covenants.

Last Updated: June 2, 2023

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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

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Nomination Form

000-0022-0011

West Cornerstone of the Original District of Columbia

Arlington (County)

110-0221

Dr. Edwin Bancroft and Mary Ellen Henderson House

Falls Church (Ind. City)

110-0001

Falls Church

Falls Church (Ind. City)