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In 1875, citizens of newly chartered town subscribed to build school. As classes were held in baptist church. In 1880 Joseph Birch donated land (a part of 1837 24.5-acre Kidwell Grant) specifying it always must be used for education. In 1882 Jefferson Instiute opened as county primary school in this 2-story brick building with Belfry, 6 classrooms and 3 teachers. In 1926, Jefferson became town high school, and reverted to grade school when a new county administered Falls Church High School opened in 1945, Jefferson converted to offices in 1956; demolished in 1958.
City of Falls Church.