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NEW Arlington Bookshelf:
LOST Arlington County

NEW Arlington Bookshelf:
LOST Arlington County

A new book chronicling Arlington’s history will be released on Monday, September 13. The book highlights places and stories that made Arlington what it is today but are no longer here. Learn more about our community and how it came to be through these places of yesterday. Arlington began three centuries ago as the farm section of Alexandria County and emerged in the 1900s as a vibrant suburb of the nation’s capital. Global notice came after the creation and expansion…

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LOST: May 2021

LOST: May 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. In May a total of seventeen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Ten were for single family homes and seven of them were for a collection of commercial properties at the Court House Metro. Of the homes, two are in South Arlington and at least four are speculative developments….

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LOST: April 2021

LOST: April 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. In April a total of thirteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Eleven were for single family homes and two were for a commercial properties. Of the homes, three are in South Arlington and at least four are speculative developments. One of the commercial properties is the former Doctor’s…

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Fabulous Farmhouse in Fostoria for Sale

Fabulous Farmhouse in Fostoria for Sale

Fostoria is a wonderful subdivision within the larger Westover neighborhood and was once a stop on the electric rail line back to jobs in Washington, DC. Today it is an extremely accessible community just steps from the Westover shops and restaurants with easy access to the Custis Bike Trail and the East Falls Church Metro. This is a rare opportunity to take on the ownership of a wonderful 19th century farmhouse that was meticulously restored (the owner even wrote a…

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LOST: MARCH 2021

LOST: MARCH 2021

In late 2020 the County went “live” with a new permitting system. In such demolition permits are tracked differently and we are still catching up to the new system. In March a total of six demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Four were for single family homes and two were for commercial properties. One of the commercial properties one, 2001 South Clark, is being redeveloped under an approved siteplan for Arlington County. The second, 2701 South Nelson, is…

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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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