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LOST: June 2017

LOST: June 2017

In June 2017, a total of seventeen (17) demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. In comparison, June 2016 was 12; June 2015 was 28; and June 2014 was 44. Single Family: Fourteen are for single-family homes all of which were located in North Arlington. At least ten of the projects are speculative developments. Two homes are located in National Register Historic Districts: 4404 20th Street North, Waverly Hills National Register Historic District 1801 North Bryan Street, Lyon Village…

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World War I Commemoration Task Force Formed

World War I Commemoration Task Force Formed

At their January 31 meeting, the Arlington County Board appointed a World War I Commemoration Task Force, along with other appointments. WWI Commemoration Task Force members include: Cathy Hix as the Arlington Public Schools representative; Gabriel Perez and James Nicholson, as the Arlington Public Schools High School Student representatives; Sara Steinberger and Mitchell Zink, as the HALRB representatives; Carl Lankowski and J. Brinton Rowdybush as the Arlington Sister Cities Association representatives; Karl VanNewkirk, as the Arlington Historical Society representative; Craig…

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LOST: March 2016

LOST: March 2016

In March 2016, a total of sixteen (16) demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Ten (10) were for single-family homes; four were for garden style apartments; one was a commercial building; and one was an accessory building to one of the garden apartments. All but one of the homes were in North Arlington. Six of the projects are speculative developments. Two of the homes and all four of the garden apartments are located in National Register Historic Districts:…

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Arlington Bookshelf: Arlington County Police Department

Arlington Bookshelf: Arlington County Police Department

The Arlington County Police Department started in 1940 with nine members. It was created in response to the growth of the County and the nationwide trend of formal police departments handling the law enforcement efforts in a community. In 2015, at the 75th Anniversary of the department, 361 sworn officers and 100 professional staff members served Arlington’s over 200,000 citizens. As introduced, this photographic history covers law enforcement from the early days of rumrunners to the present day, showing the…

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Upcoming Hearing: HALRB, May 18

Upcoming Hearing: HALRB, May 18

The May meeting of the HALRB (Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board) will be held on May 18. The agenda includes standard requests for modifications in the Maywood Local Historic District, presentations on “Arlington Forts” and “Blue Goose Historic Marker” and committee reports on Rappahannock Coffee; Stratford Local Historic District Designation; and Stratford Design Guidelines. The Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) advises the County Board on historic preservation matters. The HALRB nominates properties for local and national designation…

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Clarendon Event May 9 Will Commemorate Arlington’s Little Saigon

Clarendon Event May 9 Will Commemorate Arlington’s Little Saigon

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, as part of Clarendon’s Neighborhood Day celebration, the Arlington County Board, county staff, local artists and students, and members of the Vietnamese community will participate in a special program to honor Clarendon’s Vietnamese history, particularly the period of the late 1970s and 1980s when it was known as “Little Saigon.” All are invited to take part in this special event that will include a hands-on public art activity and self-guided smartphone tours of historic buildings…

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LOST: April 2014 Snapshots

LOST: April 2014 Snapshots

In April 2014 a total of 22 demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County, 20 of which were for single-family homes and two were for a commercial demolitions. Of the twenty new permits, all but one are located in North Arlington. Five of the homes are in National Register Historic Districts: 19 North Highland Street (Lyon Park), 3501 17th Street North (Cherrydale), 1810 North Cleveland Street (Lyon Village), 5808 22nd Street North (Highland Park/Overlee Knoll) and 2009 North Madison…

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This Day in History….

This Day in History….

On May 6, 2013, Preservation Arlington debuted as an online forum 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. Our primary format was an educational website providing information and discussion. It has been quite a ride and we thank you for enjoying it with us. Since last May, Preservation Arlington has posted 117 blog…

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Sustainable Vision for Residential Redevelopment in Arlington

Sustainable Vision for Residential Redevelopment in Arlington

Preservation Arlington will be joining the discussion at the 36th Annual Meeting of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment. The meeting — whose very important topic is “Exploring a Sustainable Vision for Redevelopment in Arlington’s Residential Neighborhoods” — will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Arlington Navy League, 2300 Wilson Blvd.. Registration is free; RSVP here. Arlington neighborhoods are evolving. The question is: Can we move forward in a sustainable way that preserves the characteristics that…

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UPCOMING MEETING: Deep Throat Garage, 1401 Wilson Blvd.

UPCOMING MEETING: Deep Throat Garage, 1401 Wilson Blvd.

The Arlington Planning Commission’s Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) is continuing to assess plans for the property at 1401 Wilson Boulevard, the location of the “Deep Throat” garage. The agenda for this sixth SPRC meeting indicates that the discussion will be a carry-over of transportation related issues from the previous meeting. The next SPRC meeting on this project, which has not yet been scheduled, will discuss “Community Benefit” and this includes historic preservation issues of the site. Already recognized with…

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