Petitioning Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

Save Historic Aldie

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Loudoun County’s latest design proposal for the construction of the new Aldie Fire Station No. 7 calls for the demolition of the Aldie Tavern (currently known as Woodburn) and several other historic buildings in the heart of the village.

The history of this stately home goes back to Charles Fenton Mercer, the founder of Aldie, who sold the property to William Noland, the mill’s second Miller in 1815.  In 1848 the property was referred to as a “Tavern” when it was sold to Nathaniel Oden - likely selling whisky from the Aldie Mill’s distillery.  The 1860 census indicates that Huldah Oden had 5 slaves and a slave house at the property.  The site is also located within the boundaries of the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s Civil War Battlefield preservation area. Needless to say, the Aldie Tavern has had a long and rich history tracing back to the founding of the village.  

We believe that the Aldie Tavern and the other buildings that will be demolished are still salvageable and deserve to live on as homes, businesses, or restaurants.  Further, we believe that the construction of a 14,000-20,000 square foot fire station within the historic village of Aldie would be detrimental to its history, character, and community.  Please sign the petition if you support the preservation of these properties and object to Loudoun County’s proposal for their demolition.  

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