Built during the World War II, the 20-acres of Hillwood Square served as housing for war program workers through a Federal defense housing initiative under the Roosevelt administration. Located in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, this community sat between Route 50 and Falls Church City. While the community became a non-profit housing cooperative in 1950, the co-op was sold to the apartment and residence developer Avalon Bay in 2012 with a 38 million dollar price tag. Even with the agreement, a group of community members resisted the sale of Hillwood Square and urged the preservation of this historic landmark. While the physical infrastructure of the neighborhood, my neighborhood, is long gone, the characters of the community continues. This is my walk down memory lane.