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The Simpson family lived in the Silas Burke House, also known as Top o' the Hill. Two members of the family pose on a car bumper in 1937.


Suzanne Fowler Neal's family moved to Northern Virginia in the early 1900s. In 1925, they moved into Silas Burke House, which they called Top o' the Hill. Suzi Fowler talks about growing up with a large family living in a historic home, the physical…

A 1951 letter from Paul C. Kincheloe, Chairman of the Northern Virginia Committee Opposed to a Supplemental Airport at Burke, Virginia. This letter to Kincheloe's unnamed senator argued against support for the airport.

Four young friends, (l to r) Bernice Rice, Mildred Simpson, James Wycoff, and Virginia Simpson at Spring Grove Farm, circa 1935. With no electronic entertainment, children played outside and with each other as late as they could.

Sweetie Pie was the childhood doll of Suzanne Fowler Neal. Sweetie Pie even played the Baby Jesus in a Christmas Eve Pageant at Burke Methodist Church.


1928 Buick with Elgin Kirby, long time Burke resident, at the wheel. Photo taken circa 1937

This barn was located on the Silas Burke House property.