Candlewood Suites Colonial Heights-Ft. Lee – Colonial Heights, Virginia

Hotel and Resort photography & video by PhotoWeb (photowebusa.com) Consider Us Home at the Candlewood Suites Extended Stay Hotel Colonial Heights – Fort. Lee, Chester, Petersburg, and Richmond, VA. The Candlewood Suites Colonial Heights Fort Lee is a member of the IHG family of brands including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn & Staybridge Suites Hotels. Specializing in extended stays, Candlewood Suites are the perfect choice for government (per diem), project teams, training, relocation, temporary or corporate housing needs. Our Candlewood Suites hotel is centrally located at exit 58, off I-95 near I-85 & I-295; minutes from Fort Lee, Chester, Petersburg & Richmond, VA business & real estate districts. Our location offers access to Wathal Industrial Park, Meadowville Technology Park, Honeywell, Dominion Power, Phillip Morris, Dupont, SRMC, Xymid, Sunchem, Northrup Grumman, LMR, Fort Lee and Defense Supply Center. The Candlewood Suites hotel offers apartment-style suites with all the conveniences of home to suit your extended stay or short-term hotel or real estate needs. Our pet friendly hotel (fee) offers studio or one-bedroom suites featuring fully equipped kitchens, spacious living & work areas, TVs with DVD players, free high-speed, wired & wireless Internet access. Other features include Candlewood Cupboard, business center, free self-laundry facility, a fitness center & BBQ

The WV Presents “THE LOCUST HEIGHTS & WESTERN RAILROAD” featuring Mason Climax locomotive

SPECIAL PRESENTATION in HD! In the early 1970s, Clarksburg, West Virginia machinist Keith Mason decided to use his great technical skills to craft his children a playhouse…and not just any playhouse…but a full sized replica of a narrow guage railroad caboose. A couple of years later when his children got a little older, he decided that the caboose was missing something…a locomotive to pull it. It was not long (a year, to be exact) before he had solved this problem…he SCRATCH BUILT a fully operational “Climax” locomotive based on blueprints from that famous type of geared engine’s earliest design from the 1880s. Today, both the engine and caboose (along with a couple of scratchbuilt flatcars to haul additional passengers and equipment) are still fully operational, and are run nearly a mile over Mason’s large tract of property, along a grade that he and several friends and volunteers also constructed from scratch, even building a short log-cribbed trestle with railroad-timber bents supporting it. When standing there in person, it is very impressive to think how a caboose playhouse turned into to full sized narrow guage railroad operation. Sometimes railroad dreams really do come true! 8D If you would like to catch a ride on the Locust Heights and Western Railroad and will be in the Clarksburg area, the train runs for the public every Wednesday night from May-October, departing at 7:00PM, with additional departures as demand requires. Although the ride is free

1070 Virginia Avenue in Grandview Heights, 1919

1070 Virginia Avenue in Grandview Heights, 1919
Virginia Homes For Sale
Image by UA Archives | Upper Arlington History
This stucco home, located at 1070 Virginia Avenue in the Northwest Boulevard area of Grandview Heights, was advertised for sale in the January 1919 issue of the Norwester magazine. The advertisement mentioned that it was up in the knolls with a great view, that it had a large living room with a fireplace, a well-lit dining and breakfast room, a kitchen with built-in cupboards, a hall and lavatory on the first floor, four bedrooms and a tiled bathroom on the second floor, plus a two-car garage. The house was for sale by the Northwest Boulevard Company, and F.A. Shawaker was the sales manager.

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Identifier: hinw15p00bi01
Date (yyyy-mm-dd): c. 1919-01
Original Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 6.0 cm
Format: Black and White Halftone Photograph
Source: Norwester, January 1919, Front Inside Cover
Original Publisher: Upper Arlington Community (Ohio)
Location/s: Grandview Heights (USA, Ohio, Franklin County)
Repository: Upper Arlington Historical Society
Digital Publisher: Upper Arlington Public Library, UA Archives

Credit: UA Archives – Upper Arlington Public Library (Repository: UA Historical Society)