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This Week’s Find: An Old Post Office in McLean

by UrbanTurf Staff

This Week's Find: An Old Post Office in McLean: Figure 1
1554 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA

UrbanTurf has profiled a number of homes over the years that previously were everything from schools to firehouses to heroin smuggling outposts. But never a former post office.

This Week's Find: An Old Post Office in McLean: Figure 2
Living room

Starting in the mid-19th century, This Week’s Find served as a post office in the area that is now McLean, Virginia. The two story, frame building housed the post office and a general store on the first floor while the second floor served as a meeting place that hosted Saturday dances, ice cream socials and receptions. (The home also garrisoned Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.)

This Week's Find: An Old Post Office in McLean: Figure 3

The old post office was moved 200 yards from its original location in 1980 to save it from demolition during the widening of Great Falls Street.

This Week's Find: An Old Post Office in McLean: Figure 4

The current owners of the home, retired art professors from George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College, have owned the house for two decades and have preserved a number of the original features. Those features include the original tin roofing and wainscoting, as well as the original log foundation that, since the move, has been highlighted in the ceiling of the basement, which currently serves as an artist studio with a separate darkroom.

This Week's Find: An Old Post Office in McLean: Figure 5

The former post office will hit the market later this week. More details below.

  • Address: 1554 Great Falls Street, McLean, VA (map)
  • Price: $845,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listing Agent: Jillian Keck at McEnearney Associates

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_the_mclean_post_office/12471

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