Musolino, a native of Washington D.C., died at age 82 in 2009 in Aldie, Va., after a 55-year career as an architect, an obituary in the Washington Post states. His projects in Northern Virginia included several schools—Fairfax High School, Robinson High School, Langley High School, and the Leesburg Vo-Tech Center—as well as the Loisdale Center and Sacramento Center in Springfield, Prosperity Center in Leesburg, and Bob Peck Chevrolet in Arlington.
The picture on top is the original plan for the AMF Annandale Lanes bowling alley based on the design of the architect, Anthony Musolino. The actual structure, built in 1960, however, did not look exactly like the painting, as the photo, taken yesterday, shows some differences in the design.
The bowling alley, a favorite spot for kids’ birthday parties, bowling leagues, and social outings, might be headed for demolition. The owner, J. Webb Properties, an Annandale-based development company, is considering putting an apartment building on the site, with anywhere from four to 12 stories. The property, at 4245 Markham Street, is valued at $4.4 million, according to Fairfax County tax records.
The picture of the original design of the bowling alley is from Nono Musolino Fisher, one of Anthony Musolino’s 10 daughters and an attorney in Warrenton. There were no boys in the family and no twins. The Musolino family lived off Ravensworth Road in Annandale for several years, where many of the girls attended St. Michael School. They moved to Loudoun County when Nono was still a small child.
The modernistic Peck Chevrolet building was demolished in 2006, despite efforts to save it by those who viewed it as a historic landmark, the Post reports. They lost, but the distinctive diamond design on the façade was copied on the glass office tower that replaced it.