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FAIRLAWN (North Radford)

Fairlawn, a residential community, got it's start after the construction of Radford Army Ammunition Plant in 1941. While RAAP was not the first industry to come to Fairlawn, it did prove to be a building block for Fairlawn.
There were two or three houses being built on Oxford Avenue when the arsenal first came, however a village of 300 houses was eventually constructed in order to house the employees. There was not a lot in Fairlawn, then called North Radford, when the arsenal was under construction.
Among the businesses in Fairlawn at that time were St. Albans, some gas stations, and small grocery stores, and two restaurants.
Fairlawn's business district in recent years has grown tremendously. There is a wide variety of businesses located in the community, from furniture shops to fast food restaurants, to department stores.

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