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For Sale: 1 of 10 Historic Homes

For Sale: 1 of 10 Historic Homes

In Arlington County there are just over 40 locally designated historic districts; 13 of which are single family homes; and, only 10 of those are in private hands. One of of those 10 is now for SALE. It is a locally protected historic resource. The Eastman-Fenwick was built in 1876 and designated a local historic district in 1980. The current owners have been caring for the house since 1996 and it has undergone extensive renovation. Learn more about the house…

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Dear Friends:

Dear Friends:

Preservation Arlington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of Arlington’s distinct architectural heritage. Through education and advocacy, Preservation Arlington brings together people and organizations to influence the future of Arlington’s historic buildings, landscapes and communities. Preservation Arlington was originally founded in 1989 as the Arlington Heritage Alliance. As part of our efforts, Preservation Arlington has shared information with the community about recent efforts to preserve the property at 6407 Wilson Boulevard (Febrey-Lothrop House), but has not…

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Lost: February 2021

Lost: February 2021

In 2020 the County went live with a new permitting system for planning, development and inspection services. The transition has been smooth. However, it did cause some confusion with how Preservation Arlington recorded and tracked demolition permits. This is part one two posts on trying to catch up. It is difficult to correlate the old info with the new info, but we do know that 39 permits had February dates on them. There are an additional three dozen homes that…

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LOST: January 2021

LOST: January 2021

In January a total of fourteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. One was for a garden style apartment building owned by AHC, an affordable housing provider in Arlington. The remaining thirteen were single family homes. All but one of the homes were in North Arlington. At least five of the homes were speculative developments. Recent January numbers for comparison:2020: 152019 212018 192017 92016 132015 222014 12. Only three homes this month are located in the National Register…

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Over 1,750 homes GONE!

Over 1,750 homes GONE!

Over the last twelve years, 1,763 single family homes have been demolished in Arlington County. This is just over 6% of the total number of single family homes in the County. These numbers only account for complete demolitions and do not include major gutting of homes or major additions which are also dramatically changing the character of our single family home neighborhoods. In the last seven years, over 263 of these demolished homes were in a National Register designated neighborhood….

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LOST: DECEMBER 2020

LOST: DECEMBER 2020

In December there were a total of twenty-one demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. One was for a commercial property in National Landing and one for a County building to make way for a new park. The remaining were nineteen were single family homes. All but one of the homes were in North Arlington. 70% of the permits are for speculative projects. In comparison, last December there were 7 demolition permits for single family homes. December demolition permits have…

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FEBREY-LOTHROP Demo Stage II

FEBREY-LOTHROP Demo Stage II

On January 12 “DEMO SFD” (Single Family Dwelling) is in the description field of a LDA (Land Disturbing Activity) Permit filed with Arlington County for 6407 Wilson Boulevard. This follows the December 2 application for a “Cap Off Sewer” which was approved on December 7. This LDA Permit is the next step towards demolition of the Febrey-Lothrop home. To search for building permits in Arlington, you can use the County’s online portal. There is an online petition to the County…

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LOST: NOVEMBER 2020

LOST: NOVEMBER 2020

In November there were a total of ten demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. One set (four permits) of commercial demolitions is for a major County Board approved redevelopment along Washington Boulevard in the Virginia Square area. The other commercial is for the long-closed Alpine Restaurant on Lee Highway. The remaining were five single family homes all in North Arlington, 80% of which are speculative. Last November there were 25 demolition permits for single family homes, which is more…

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LOST: OCTOBER 2020

LOST: OCTOBER 2020

In October there were a total of fifteen demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. One was for a major redevelopment in Rosslyn and then rest were for single family homes. All but one of the homes are located in North Arlington. Eight of the applications are for speculative developments. Demolition stats for October range from 10 permits (2015) to 27 (2013). Only two of the homes are located in the National Register Historic district. 1903 North Monroe Street is…

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LOST: September 2020

LOST: September 2020

In September there were a total of eight demolition permits applied for in Arlington County. All of them were for single family homes. Six of them are located in North Arlington and two in South Arlington. 66% (6 of 9) of the applications are speculative developments. September applications range greatly from 21 (2014) to 11 (2019). Four of the homes are located in the National Register Historic district. 4042 21st Street North is in the Cherrydale National Register Historic District…

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