Arlington County is rich in history and this is refected in our built environment. In Arlington County there are numerous buildings, sites and neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places. There are also local historic districts, historic easements and historical markers. To be listed on the National Register, properties must be of a certain age and meet specific criteria. Being listed on the National Register is mostly honorific. It provides some tax relief to certain owners and certain types of restoration/stabilization. It does not provide any protection from demolition or destruction.
In order to celebrate these properties on the National Register of Historic Places AND to provide some relief during the COVID-19 quarantine/stay-at-home order from our local and state governments, Preservation Arlington has put together two collections of online puzzles. This second collections covers listings in the National Register Places. Not all are featured right now. For a full list of sites in Arlington that are on the National Register of Historic Places, along with details on the properties and their addresses, please visit the County website.
The puzzles are randomly set-up with the number and shape of pieces. Puzzlers can change it around to meet their puzzling skill level or that of their children. And, once we are out of this stay-at-home order we hope you can visit some of these sites in person.