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Viewsheds

Viewsheds

In multiple stories about the history of Arlington you hear about people seeing great distances from some of the old homes. You hear stories about people taking time at The Glebe House and enjoy the view towards the City from the cupola on top. Or in other stories from the Civil War there are discussions of how troop movements and skirmishes were visible from other structures in the County. The site of the Febrey-Lothrop House is one of those sites….

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LOST: April 2022

LOST: April 2022

In April a total of eighteen demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. All demolition permits were for single family homes. Two are in South Arlington with the rest in North Arlington. Summary below: Eight of the homes are in a National Register Historic District:719 21st Street South is located in the Aurora Highlands National Register Historic District 828 25th Street South is located in the Aurora Highlands National Register Historic District1609 North Stafford Street is located in the…

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LOST: March 2022

LOST: March 2022

In March a total of five demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Eleven of the demolition permits were for single family homes. The other two were for a the demolition of the Crystal City Water Park and for a church being demolished as part of an approved siteplan in the Ballston area. Of the homes, all but one were in North Arlington: Three of the homes are located in a National Register Historic District:1020 19th Street South 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: 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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LOST: March 2020

LOST: March 2020

Last year March set a record for March permit applications. This year March beats that. A total of 24 permit applications — topping March 2019 by 4. The majority of the permits are for single family homes. Past March numbers are: March 2019 was 20; March 2018 was 11; March 2017 was 13; March 2016 was 16; March 2015 was 16; and, March 2014 was 9. Single Family: A total of 21 of the permits were for single-family homes; two…

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LOST: December 2019

LOST: December 2019

In December 2019, a total of seven demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. In comparison most Decembers are also slow, but this was the slowest. In December 2018 12; December 2017 9; December 2016 was 10; December 2015 was 10; December 2014 was 15; and December 2013 was 11. All are for single family homes. An interesting component this month is that several of the homes are owned by people who have owned them for several years. Only…

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LOST: November 2019

LOST: November 2019

In November 2019, a total of twenty-five (25) demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. In November 2018 there were 13; 2017, there were only 8 permits; 2016 was 28 (although only 15 were for single family homes); November 2015 was 17; November 2014 was 19; and November 2013 was 23.. And, of the twenty-five permits, almost all, 23, are for single family homes. Four of the demolitions (Jackson Street and 20th Street South) are County-owned properties which are…

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LOST: October 2019

LOST: October 2019

In October 2019, a total of fifteen (15) demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. In comparison, October 2018 was 19; October 2017 was 24; October 2016 was 12; October 2015 was 10; October 2014 was 18 and October 2013 was 27. And, of the fifteen permits, only eleven are for single family homes. The other permits are for a commercial building and for two former education buildings. One permit is a reissue of one from this summer. All…

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