School Board to hear Wilson School Designation

School Board to hear Wilson School Designation

The Arlington County School Board will take action on the historic designation for Wilson School at their February 5 Public Hearing. The agenda is available by clicking here. It is the last agenda item of the hearing.

The Arlington County Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) is recommending designation. HALRB recommendations go to the Planning Commission and the Arlington County Board. Owned by the citizens of Arlington, the care and maintenance of Wilson School has been entrusted to the the School Board. A 2004 Memorandum of Understanding between then County Manager Ron Carlee and then School Superintendent Robert Smith dictate how a historic designation of a school property is to be conducted.

The Wilson School is the longest operating school building in the County that is still owned by the County. Preservation Arlington has long supported the designation of this significant structure as a historic district and included it on the 2014 list of the County’s most endangered historic places.

The Historic Preservation staff report is available online, (click here). Arlington Schools hired a consultant to review the designation and their report is also available online, click here.

Please consider speaking at the hearing or writing to the Arlington School Board at

School Board Meeting
February 5
Arlington Education Center
1426 North Quincy Street
7:30 PM

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