Published Jul 27, 2018 at 5:38 PM | Updated at 7:52 AM EDT on Aug 11, 2019
Tysons Corner Center opened to the public in July 1968, marking a massive change for a once-sleepy town. In the 1930s, Washingtonians likely would have known the area only for a gas station and rest stop. But as federal government programs drew more residents and businesses to the area through the Depression, World War II and beyond, Tysons Corner grew too.
Here’s a look back at Tysons Corner, from its humble beginnings as a farm town and rest stop to the commercial hub it is now, dotted with high rises.