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Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Where'd it go? ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:03PM

Does anybody know what happened to this place? I know its gone from Arlington, but did they just go out of bizz or merge or move somewhere else?

I have a desk that my parents bought there probably in the late 70s early 80s and I would like to get in contact with them to get more information on this desk. Only identifying item is a Colony House Arlington Virginia sticker in one of the drawers.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Shill Appraisals ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:08PM

Dude, Both Forums? This isn't fucking Antiques Roadshow....

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Yy9cd ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:13PM

Shill Appraisals Wrote:
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> Dude, Both Forums? This isn't fucking Antiques
> Roadshow....

Hoping for signs of intelligent life? You picked the wrong venue OP!

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Mr Reality. ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:16PM

Yy9cd Wrote:
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> Shill Appraisals Wrote:
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> -----
> > Dude, Both Forums? This isn't fucking Antiques
> > Roadshow....
>
> Hoping for signs of intelligent life? You picked
> the wrong venue OP!


Seriously? Yea, Call the Furniture store to ask about a desk they sold in the 80's and the value. They would say yes we sold it...now fuck off.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: ETkpW ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:22PM

I think Colony House went out of bizz. I remember the place, on Lee Highway before Roslyn. A hotel is there now I believe.

That looks like an expensive piece of furniture. Sure didn't come from Walmart! Good luck!

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Forum of Assholes ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:23PM

Mr Reality. Wrote:
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> Yy9cd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Shill Appraisals Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Dude, Both Forums? This isn't fucking
> Antiques
> > > Roadshow....
> >
> > Hoping for signs of intelligent life? You
> picked
> > the wrong venue OP!
>
>
> Seriously? Yea, Call the Furniture store to ask
> about a desk they sold in the 80's and the value.
> They would say yes we sold it...now fuck off.

Hey dumb ass. He's trying to find out if the store even exists?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Get The Facts! ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:26PM

Forum of Assholes Wrote:
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> Mr Reality. Wrote:
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> > Yy9cd Wrote:
> >
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>
> > -----
> > > Shill Appraisals Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Dude, Both Forums? This isn't fucking
> > Antiques
> > > > Roadshow....
> > >
> > > Hoping for signs of intelligent life? You
> > picked
> > > the wrong venue OP!
> >
> >
> > Seriously? Yea, Call the Furniture store to ask
> > about a desk they sold in the 80's and the
> value.
> > They would say yes we sold it...now fuck off.
>
> Hey dumb ass. He's trying to find out if the store
> even exists?

Hey Dickhead, Read what he posted in OFF TOPIC before he posted on General...BTW Fuck OFF!
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/40/2498866.html

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: khPXk ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:34PM

So? Do you have a point or are you just jerking off?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Stupid is as... ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:36PM

khPXk Wrote:
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> So? Do you have a point or are you just jerking
> off?


He Knew the store was closed...out of "Bizz", and he wanted to know the "value". What, are you retarded?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Where'd it go? ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:47PM

I like the black cock in my ass.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: It's next to.... ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:49PM

Arthur Treachers
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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: HWDyt ()
Date: March 11, 2017 01:54PM

Stupid is as... Wrote:
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>
>
>
> He Knew the store was closed...out of "Bizz", and
> he wanted to know the "value". What, are you
> retarded?

RIF

"This store closed down 4 or 5 years ago and I'm trying to find out if they went out of business, moved, or merged with another dealer."

Sounds to me like OP just confirmed it's no longer at the original location. Doesn't mean they went out of business.

This poor guy is finding out the collective IQ of this freak show is a negative number.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: FFXU Support ()
Date: March 11, 2017 02:01PM

HWDyt Wrote:
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> Stupid is as... Wrote:
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> >
> >
> >
> > He Knew the store was closed...out of "Bizz",
> and
> > he wanted to know the "value". What, are you
> > retarded?
>
> RIF
>
> "This store closed down 4 or 5 years ago and I'm
> trying to find out if they went out of business,
> moved, or merged with another dealer."
>
> Sounds to me like OP just confirmed it's no longer
> at the original location. Doesn't mean they went
> out of business.
>
> This poor guy is finding out the collective IQ of
> this freak show is a negative number.


I suggest you take this on and find him the answers. This is an important issue to FFXU. Thanks, The Team.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Colony House ()
Date: March 11, 2017 02:07PM

Where'd it go? Wrote:
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> Does anybody know what happened to this place? I
> know its gone from Arlington, but did they just go
> out of bizz or merge or move somewhere else?
>
> I have a desk that my parents bought there
> probably in the late 70s early 80s and I would
> like to get in contact with them to get more
> information on this desk. Only identifying item is
> a Colony House Arlington Virginia sticker in one
> of the drawers.
>
> Pics attached


So what do you need to know?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Fantom.Shitter ()
Date: March 11, 2017 02:12PM

Hey OP? Google, muffakah...do you KNOW it?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Guest 03112017 ()
Date: March 11, 2017 02:17PM

Where'd it go? Wrote:
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> Does anybody know what happened to this place? I
> know its gone from Arlington, but did they just go
> out of bizz or merge or move somewhere else?
>
> I have a desk that my parents bought there
> probably in the late 70s early 80s and I would
> like to get in contact with them to get more
> information on this desk. Only identifying item is
> a Colony House Arlington Virginia sticker in one
> of the drawers.
>
> Pics attached

Family owned Colony House closed for good in Arlington in late 2011. That establishment had been around for 75 years+ and sold higher end furniture... no junk. I have family members that previously ordered lots of nice furniture from them over the years.

The piece in your photos is correctly called a SECRETARY DESK WITH HUTCH. Try inspecting all interior drawers and compartments again to possibly identify the true manufacturer which typically would hide their stamp or label within.

It's appears to be a well made piece of furniture that probably isn't worth a whole lot of cash but will last a good while with continued care and can be passed down to your family's next generation.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Nice Piece ()
Date: March 11, 2017 02:28PM

I remember the place..nice stuff..>"SECRETARY DESK WITH HUTCH" Ya That's right. And all the rest the poster said.


DAJAX

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: NOVA prh ()
Date: March 11, 2017 02:46PM

If you keep looking inside the unit you may find the true maker's tag and not that of the store (that is indeed now out of business). It way me meatal, a sticker, or heat-burnt into the wood. Probably Thomasville, or one of the other North Carolina furniture makers of that era. Colony House always sold decent goods, at an in-town price.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: manassas dude ()
Date: March 11, 2017 03:15PM

Dude, they went out of business a long time ago. tore the building down and there going to build a Captn D's there.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Telly ()
Date: March 11, 2017 03:25PM

manassas dude Wrote:
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> Dude, they went out of business a long time ago.
> tore the building down and there going to build a
> Captn D's there.

^^ Grammar isn't Manassas Dude's strong-point. Suspect,
that Captain D's is calling him right now for his absence
at the fryer station.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: WxPXM ()
Date: March 11, 2017 03:29PM

My grandmother bought almost all her furniture at the Colony House in Arlington. High end shit only. It brought a kings ransom at her estate sale after she passed away. Colony House only carried the finest furniture in this area.

I would suspect that desk is worth a lot more than the nitwits on here could imagine. FU people buy their furniture at Walmart and The Room Store.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: 9MUvW ()
Date: March 11, 2017 03:52PM

Get a hair dryer and heat up the Colony House sticker and see if the manufacturer info is under the sticker if you cannot locate it any where else on the item.

My parents bought a number of pieces from Colony House.

I think the location killed the place once I66 was built.

I recall the guys that owned the place seemed a bit mafiaosa.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Makes no sense, but ()
Date: March 11, 2017 03:55PM

WxPXM Wrote:
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> My grandmother bought almost all her furniture at
> the Colony House in Arlington. High end shit only.
> It brought a kings ransom at her estate sale after
> she passed away. Colony House only carried the
> finest furniture in this area.
>
> I would suspect that desk is worth a lot more than
> the nitwits on here could imagine. FU people buy
> their furniture at Walmart and The Room Store.

Sorry, But these days no one is going to pay a "kings ransom" for that style furniture from the 80's at an estate sale. If it's Mid century Modern maybe. A nice expensive piece new, but no market.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Guest 03112017 ()
Date: March 11, 2017 04:18PM

Makes no sense, but Wrote:
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> WxPXM Wrote:
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> -----
> > My grandmother bought almost all her furniture
> at
> > the Colony House in Arlington. High end shit
> only.
> > It brought a kings ransom at her estate sale
> after
> > she passed away. Colony House only carried the
> > finest furniture in this area.
> >
> > I would suspect that desk is worth a lot more
> than
> > the nitwits on here could imagine. FU people
> buy
> > their furniture at Walmart and The Room Store.
>
> Sorry, But these days no one is going to pay a
> "kings ransom" for that style furniture from the
> 80's at an estate sale. If it's Mid century Modern
> maybe. A nice expensive piece new, but no market.

^^ Well-said! Every estate sale and estate liquidator
proprietor in the DMV has to deal with client's tell
of their parent's expensive furniture.

Truth-be-told... most of the estate sale furniture is
sold for pennies on the dollar. The rest of it ends
up being donated to a charity or hauled away by
1-800-GOT-Junk? That's the reality unless you have
a Chippendale find of the century. Good luck.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: HJ ()
Date: March 11, 2017 04:38PM

It is a Henkle-Harris Secretary in Cherry. The company was Virginia based and made excellent furniture. Now closed. Solid wood - no veneer. It would sell for about $1800 perhaps more.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: G7EjJ ()
Date: March 11, 2017 04:39PM

Makes no sense, but Wrote:
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>
>
> Sorry, But these days no one is going to pay a
> "kings ransom" for that style furniture from the
> 80's at an estate sale. If it's Mid century Modern
> maybe. A nice expensive piece new, but no market.

Whoever said people on this forum were dumb was right. The OP never said it was for sale. Did any of you even finish grade school?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Dried Wood Burns Great ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:18PM

HJ Wrote:
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> It is a Henkle-Harris Secretary in Cherry. The
> company was Virginia based and made excellent
> furniture. Now closed. Solid wood - no veneer. It
> would sell for about $1800 perhaps more.

Get a small hand axe, and split up the wood for your outside fire pit.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: ENy6x ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:26PM

HJ Wrote:
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> It is a Henkle-Harris Secretary in Cherry. The
> company was Virginia based and made excellent
> furniture. Now closed. Solid wood - no veneer. It
> would sell for about $1800 perhaps more.

Where did you get this info or are you just trying to look smart?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Denny ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:29PM

Henkel-Harris Furniture Winchester, VA
Only the best ever made. In business only scaled down.
I own the exact piece that is pictured.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: The Whole Story... ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:37PM

G7EjJ Wrote:
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> Makes no sense, but Wrote:
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> -----
> >
> >
> > Sorry, But these days no one is going to pay a
> > "kings ransom" for that style furniture from
> the
> > 80's at an estate sale. If it's Mid century
> Modern
> > maybe. A nice expensive piece new, but no
> market.
>
> Whoever said people on this forum were dumb was
> right. The OP never said it was for sale. Did any
> of you even finish grade school?

As he stated on the Off Topic post first he wanted a value...which means he needs to buy some weekend drugs from Grannie's shit.
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/40/2498866.html

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Yea, In 1980 ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:44PM

HJ Wrote:
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> It is a Henkle-Harris Secretary in Cherry. The
> company was Virginia based and made excellent
> furniture. Now closed. Solid wood - no veneer. It
> would sell for about $1800 perhaps more.


OK

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Nova ph ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:53PM

Slant top desks and secretaries were made in much the same style for two centuries. Sometimes it is difficult to pin down when it was made

I have one, no bookcase on top, solid mahogany with a carved serpentine front, each drawer and top have individual locks with a skeleton key, has claw feet. Probably 1920s, but could be 1940s. I'd love to have an Art Deco one from the the 1900.

On yours from the 70s-80s are the two "columns" next to the center drawer actually pull-out secret compartments? I'm sure Grandma kept her weed in there....

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Nova ph ()
Date: March 11, 2017 05:55PM

NOVA ph Wrote:
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> If you keep looking inside the unit you may find
> the true maker's tag and not that of the store
> (that is indeed now out of business). It may be
> metal, a sticker, or heat-burnt into the wood.
> Probably Thomasville, or one of the other North
> Carolina furniture makers of that era. Colony
> House always sold decent goods, at an in-town
> price.




Henkle-Harris, eh? I'll be damned... you got a straight answer from FFXU!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2017 05:56PM by Nova ph.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: hhTjF ()
Date: March 11, 2017 07:08PM

This would appear to be the item. Henkle-Harris Solid Mahogany Desk. I would say it's probably worth a pretty penny to the right buyer.
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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: YdjuM ()
Date: March 11, 2017 07:25PM

Here it is with a price. Whoever said it was junk is fucked in the head.

http://www.jenkinsantiques.com/index.php/product/henkel-harris-secretary/

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: TLtth ()
Date: March 11, 2017 09:34PM

I'd say a Hinkel Harris is worth every penny. They dont make furniture like that any more. Everything is particle board and wood chips put together with staples.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: March 11, 2017 09:41PM

Colony House Wrote:
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> Where'd it go? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Does anybody know what happened to this place?
> I
> > know its gone from Arlington, but did they just
> go
> > out of bizz or merge or move somewhere else?
> >
> > I have a desk that my parents bought there
> > probably in the late 70s early 80s and I would
> > like to get in contact with them to get more
> > information on this desk. Only identifying item
> is
> > a Colony House Arlington Virginia sticker in
> one
> > of the drawers.
> >
> > Pics attached
>
>
> So what do you need to know?

^Fox News. Duh.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Sell desk, buy bike ()
Date: March 11, 2017 09:42PM

'Saw the helmets up there in the first post. What kind of bikes are you riding?

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Arlington Historian ()
Date: March 11, 2017 09:45PM

It is a little known fact that the site of Colony House Furniture was actually the location of a civil war skirmish. A detachment from Lighthorse Lee's calvalry came across scouts of General Meade's forward elements and they fought a minor battle there.

More recently, after colony house folded, Arthur Treacher's corporation decided to turn the site into a fish and chips shop.

Patrons will be able to enjoy fish, chips, hush puppies, slaw and ice cold Fanta beverages while overlooking rt. 66 traffic stopped dead in its tracks.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Uhhh ()
Date: March 12, 2017 09:05PM

TLtth Wrote:
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> I'd say a Hinkel Harris is worth every penny. They
> dont make furniture like that any more. Everything
> is particle board and wood chips put together with
> staples.

"Henkel Harris". And that looks like the drawers have plywood bottoms and stapled joints...not exactly my idea of "fine furniture".

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: sameer the queer ()
Date: March 12, 2017 09:49PM

That furniture is some fucking trash, yo

you should see my setup in the arthur treach bathroom

fuck wood homies i got that particle board shit...lightweight and ez to transport if Im ever forced by the liberals to vacate this glorious establishment and have to slum it and take my services to the silver dong

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Karl ()
Date: March 24, 2020 05:05PM

Wow, these drawers are really nice ! They are pretty old, but they are still looking stylish, and I like it very much. I have exactly the same drawer at my grandfather's house, and it's very old. That's why it got a little bit broken. It had a problem with it's linear slider. However, I have replaced it with a moderne linearführungen für schubladenschiene, and everything is fine now. I am sure that this drawer is going to be fine many years, because the linear slider that I've been using is very qualitative.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Gone like a freight train ()
Date: March 25, 2020 03:59PM

The place went belly up a few years back. Property became vacant, then torn down to build a hotel there. Good stuff they sold a high price.

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Re: Colony House Furniture store
Posted by: Dumfrieskid ()
Date: March 26, 2020 06:36AM

Arlington Historian Wrote:
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> It is a little known fact that the site of Colony
> House Furniture was actually the location of a
> civil war skirmish. A detachment from Lighthorse
> Lee's calvalry came across scouts of General
> Meade's forward elements and they fought a minor
> battle there.
>
>

"Lighthorse" Harry Lee died in 1818.

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