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Researching Colvin Run Road Properties

Jack Keeler, Suzie Traut, Katherine Burke, Kathleen Murphy, Doris Carpenter, and Archie Brown.

Jack Keeler, Suzie Traut, Katherine Burke, Kathleen Murphy, Doris Carpenter, and Archie Brown. Photo Contributed

The Great Falls Historical Society Internship Program began its first session by examining the historical status of the Colvin Run Mill Overlay District and the Preliminary Information Form (PIF), prepared in 2005, to nominate a Colvin Run Road Historical District on the National Register of Historical Places, prepared and filed by Tanya E. Beauchamp, and found to be "deemed eligible." Robert Mobley, Vice Chairman of the Fairfax County Architectural Review Board (ARB), joined the group to explain the Colvin Run Mill Overlay District and the Design Guidelines that the ARB is commissioned to enforce. He noted the importance of the entire Colvin Run Road as a significant historical resource in the community and looks forward to the results of the research to be gathered this summer and the implications for its further protection.

The GFHS Internship Program will meet formally every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Aug. 6 at the Great Falls Library Meeting Room to review and share research and learn specific historical research techniques. Team members will meet throughout the week at their convenience, to perform research. A collaborative network will be used to view, share, and comment on each other’s research. The internship program is open to all residents of Great Falls --13 to 93 years. The GFHS welcomes their participation in this research project.