During the time Verlon was here recently we talked about our house back in the Mantua neighborhood in Fairfax, VA. We only owned this house for 4 years prior to moving back to Nebraska in the summer of 1980. We were doing some work on our deck here in Seward that we built in the early 80's and wondered how the one we built across the back side of this house in the late 70's was holding up. I pulled up this recent picture (left) off Google Street view.
Here is how the house looked back in the spring of 1980 with our little Buick on the parking area. It is a great house with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths but only a single garage. Regulations may have prevented a double garage but we never even checked on it. The old historic maps and early air photos did show a wagon trail along the south boundary of the property which ran from downtown D.C. to Bull Run but it was never marked as such. The little wooden mailbox is still shown in other current Street views though the address has been changed.