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Monday, October 15, 2012

Flashback Monday: We Mean No Harm To Your Covenants

Spaceship Reston.jpg
Take us to your HOA leader! Not to be confused with a more permanent visitor's center that would be built later, this fancy "sales office and exhibition" apparently fell from the sky, presumably from outer space, landing "on a knoll overlooking Reston's rolling hills" sometime in 1963, prompting the dumbfounded locals to gawk at its jet-age "central core containing mechanical and air-conditioning equipment, storage space, and the first Reston post office."

We're assuming this lovely structure was ultimately demolished and replaced by something with walls that came together at right angles (at least at first), but who knows? Maybe it blasted off in search of other worlds planned communities to populate. Does anyone recall this structure or where in Reston it was situated? Hit us up with the "deets," as the kids today no longer say, in the comments.

5 comments:

  1. From Reston Historic Trust - "In May of 1963, Reston's first residential sales office, known simply as the "Roundhouse", started pushing up its walls on the hillside overlooking Route 606. It was located on the road which was at that time the sole entrance to the growing village center from the highway."
    So it built itself?

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    1. Just more credence to the theory it was Not Of This (Earth Toned) World

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  2. The physical evidence that Bob Simon is actually Evolutionary Level Bob, spiritual founder of the Heaven's Gate cult, was always tenuous at best.

    This photographic evidence of Evolutionary Level Bob's Reston-based pod now proves it.

    It's interesting to know that first step in Recyling Planet Earth began in Reston...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqSZhwu1Rwo

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  3. In 1986, the building became the home of the Reston Montessori School. The school relocated to Isaac Newton Square around 1990, and the "Roundhouse" was torn down shortly thereafter.

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    1. Now we know! Thanks for the info.

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