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John Vrana played the part of Abram Lydecker, original landowner and merchant of the property, which was then called Lydecker Store. “The land was cheap, it had good soils and climate, and a wonderful market of government people in the city of Washington. In the 1850s this was a booming area,” he said.

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Revisiting History at Freeman Store

Vienna celebrates as National Register of Historic Places marker is unveiled.

Late last year Vienna’s Freeman Store building was honored with inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Last Saturday, Vienna residents, local dignitaries, town council members and passers-by gathered at the historic site to watch the unveiling of the new plaque


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