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Fran Steinbauer, an engineer and eventual president of the Reston Land Corporation, speaks about the early designs of Reston at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne.

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Trust Presents Story of Lake Anne

Early Reston workers share experiences of town’s opening.

When Robert Simon sold Carnegie Hall in 1960 and bought the land that was to become Reston in March 1961, it was the first of many steps in the founding of the community that bears his initials. Over the next two years, Simon set about the massive task of laying out the guidelines of what he wanted Reston to be, and getting approval from Fairfax County.

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