Historical Photos & Timeline

  1. Temporary Location Closing July 10 to Begin Library Move

    The library renovation and expansion project is coming to an end and the outside of the new library building is looking great! There’s still work that needs to be done on the inside including moving our entire collection into its new home and setting up public and staff spaces. Our temporary location (at 601 S. Oak St.) will close permanently and we will suspend curbside pickup service starting July 10 at 5 pm so we can begin the process of moving back into our library building at 120 N. Virginia Ave, which will re-open on Monday, August 16, at 10 am. Learn more...

First Location
Located on Columbia Street in a garage behind the home of George West Hawxhurst. (1899)
Hawxhurst House
Post Office Location
Moved to the rear of the old Post Office on the 100 block East Broad Street. (1906)
Rear end of post office
Congregational Church
Moved to the old Congregational Church to the following address:
222 N. Washington St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

Congregational Church
Murphy Building
Located in the Murphy Building, at the following address:
151 E. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

Murphy Building
Broad Street Location
They moved to the following address:
201 E. Broad St.
Falls Church, VA 22046

East Broad Street Location
Final Building
The site for the future library building is given to the city as a "living memorial" to Mary Riley Styles by her children: Elizabeth Styles and Francis Styles. It was located at the following location:
120 N. Virginia Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046

Sketch of new library
The August 18 groundbreaking ceremony proved to be rainy. The Library expanded in 1968, then renovated and expanded in 1992.
Library Groundbreaking
Temporary Location
The 134 West Broad Street temporary location during renovation and expansion. (1992-1993)
Broad Street Temporary Location
The Library Today
The Library today on Virginia Avenue. (1999)