City removes mall compass; cracking cited

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Posted: October 22, 2013

The Winchester Star

The installation of the compass on the Loudoun Street Mall was finished April 19. A week later, vehicular traffic had already made it begin to crack. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
The cracked stone compass was removed from the intersection of Boscawen Street and the Loudoun Street Mall on a recent weekend. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Westwood Contractors employees Greg Nixon (left) and Steve Hayzlett, both of Newport News, use brooms to spread stone-locking sand after installing the new granite compass on the Loudoun Street Mall on April 19 at its intersection with Boscawen Street. A week later, heavy vehicles had already begun to crack the feature. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — The Loudoun Street Mall has lost its direction.

Or at least its direction finder.

The granite compass once located at the intersection of Loudoun and Boscawen streets has been moved…

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