In THE PRINCE IN THE TOWER, Effie spends a lot of time in the Virginia Room at the City of Fairfax Regional Library doing historical research for a “Then and Now” column that she writes for a local newspaper.
I went to the City of Fairfax looking for the library a few days ago and was shocked to find a massive building that bore no resemblance whatsoever to the library I remember. The building I remember has been demolished and replaced by a massive library with a parking garage. The Virginia Room takes up the entire second floor. I’ve never seen a more impressive library.