Readers may recall that I have talked about the Freeman Store in Vienna, Virginia a few times in previous posts. (See here and here, for example.) At the time of the Civil War, the building was known as Lydecker Store. The store served as a polling place for the May 23, 1861 vote on the Virginia Ordinance of Secession. Lydecker's was one of three precincts in Fairfax that voted against secession.
Thanks to the Fairfax Civil War Facebook page for making me aware that the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) has placed the store on the Virginia Landmarks Register. The press release can be found here and the application can be found here. The DHR will now forward the application to the National Park Service for a decision on whether to include the Freeman Store on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
I would invite readers to take a look at the application, which contains a wealth of information about the store during the Civil War. I am also honored that my blog was cited in support of the history included in the application.
Congrats to the Town of Vienna and Historic Vienna, Inc.! An NRHP listing can't be too far away! And to readers who haven't visited, I would recommend stopping by this site the next time you are in the area.