Fire Station Opponents Highlight Village History

A program on The History of Aldie Village is planned on tonight at the Aldie United Methodist Church.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, speakers will discuss the historical importance of Aldie and the buildings that are threatened with demolition as part of the Board of Supervisors’ plans to build a new firehouse.

Proposed for demolition are The Woodburn Tavern, a Victorian residence, and a cottage. Also, alterations would be required to the floodplains, the steep slopes, and other environmental features

So far, more than 3,000 signatures have been collected on petitions opposing the plan.

Thursday’s program is sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Aldie Heritage Association, Lovettsville Historical Society, the Civil War Trust, and other area nonprofits.

Featured speakers include: Florian Hauswiesner, of the Aldie Heritage Association; Kristen Pawlak, of the Civil War Trust; historian Wynne Saffer; and Kevin Pawlak, of the Mosby Heritage Area Association.

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