Updated: Broadview Named Local Historic District

Updated: Broadview Named Local Historic District

Update 11/19/14: The Arlington County Board approved the designation of the Broadview Local Historic District. Click here for the Arlington County press release on the designation. Read on for our original post on the designation hearing.

On Saturday, November 15, the Arlington County Board will consider a local historic district designation for Broadview and adopt the Broadview Historic District broadviewnew Guidelines. Broadview is a single-family home at 5151 14th Street North. The Planning Commission and the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board recommend approval, as does the County Manager.

Built in 1881 by Robert Stinson Lacey, Broadview is one of the best examples of about a dozen Queen Anne-style buildings in Arlington County. Mr. Lacey, a decorated Civil War veteran, operated one of the County’s large market farms at and surrounding Broadview, and played an active role in local political and social affairs.

The in-depth staff report tells the great story of this house in Arlington County. Included are maps from the 19th century and aerials from the first part of the 20th century. We congratulate county preservation staff for telling such a great story covering 142 pages.
Preservation Arlington supports this one-house local historic district designation and looks forward to additional homes of note being preserved this way.

To write a letter of support to the County Board, please do so today via email: Countyboard@arlingtonva.us

The designation is currently Item #22 on the agenda with items 1-24 on “consent,” which is an indication that the County Board is not anticipating public comment on the item. The full agenda is available online.

Arlington County Board
November 15, 8:30 AM
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Room 307
Arlington, Virginia

One thought on “Updated: Broadview Named Local Historic District

  1. Thanks for this information.

    Does anyone know the story of how the forested “island” across the street, bounded by 14th, George Mason, Wash Blvd, and Evergreen, came to be developed? Every time I checked, the County Real Estate Tax records showed the property owner as “unidentified.”

    The owner of the home also subdivided the lot and a megamansion went up next door, kind of diminishing the overall visual aspect of the property, and of course, incongruous with it’s illustrious neighbor!

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