|Posted By:||Mildred Thompson|
|Subject:||Re: Vienna Woods subdivision, Vienna, VA|
|Post Date:||December 11, 2002 at 23:45:32|
|Forum:||Fairfax County, VA Genealogy Forum|
The cemetery you refer to in your posting does include a historical marker and is located at the corner of Frederick St., SW and Tapawingo Dr. It is surrounded by a 2ft. high brickwall in the corner of a sideyard of a privately owned home. The manor house was not demolished, or at least the structure that stood there for many decades. The structure was renovated and an addition was completed around the 1980 timeframe.
I grew up in that general area of Vienna and I have a relative that lives two houses away on the opposite side of the street.
If memory serves me correctly, there were four houses associated with the Broadwater family ... or maybe it was the four original homes built on Broadwater's Springfield tract of land ... which I think was close to 75 sq. miles.
The old home that was demolished in 1980 is about 1/2 a mile from the Frederick St. location and very near the present location of the Vienna Metro Station at Interstate Rt. 66. I attended Marshall Rd. Elementary School from 1960-1965 and I used to frequently look out on what we called Blackwelder Farm (the family that occupied at that time)at the barns and house to pass time and day dream.
There was another old home between Frederick St. and Blackwelder farm on Ridge Dr. I think part of that original home survives also. The fourth home was at the corner of Marshall Rd. and Lynn St. and there is another old cemetery on Lynn St. with a few burials that I think were related to the Hunter family. I think there was a Broadwater-Hunter connection.
If all this is important to you, reply back with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can get my facts straight for you as well as take and send some pictures. I think I know both families that reside in the two surviving old homes.
Lastly, I think the contractor that renovated and adding on to the old Broadwater home did the work himself or acted as the general contractor. He is a tradesman.