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Lisa Friedrich Becker and Manuel Pablo, of the Upper Pohick Community League, stand at the Methodist Chapel, built in 1911, which is adjacent to the one-story historic Sydenstricker Schoolhouse, built in 1928. The league has launched an effort to preserve the schoolhouse.

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The Little Red Schoolhouse That Could

Springfield one-room schoolhouse gains historic status on National Register.

Nearly four years after deciding to shut down the popular elementary school because of shrinking enrollment, mounting parental pressure and ardent emotional appeals swayed Fairfax County’s School Board to re-open the rural community school.

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