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Upcoming Hearing:
HALRB, October 19
Ball Cemetery Historic Designation

Upcoming Hearing:
HALRB, October 19
Ball Cemetery Historic Designation

The October meeting of the HALRB (Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board) will be begin at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, October 19. The very full agenda includes: Modifications requested in the Maywood Local Historic District; Arlington Historical Society (owners) request to install a stone outline of a previous addition to the Ball-Sellers House Historic District; Modifications to 2900 Columbia Pike, a historic structure in the Columbia Pike Form Based Code; Blue Goose Historic Marker presentation and discussion; Chairman’s Report on…

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New Bridge Honors Freedmans Village

New Bridge Honors Freedmans Village

Celebrating “a community connected,” as one transportation official put it, the new Freedmans Village Bridge was dedicated on Thursday before a crowd of dignitaries, descendants, and local residents. Carrying Washington Boulevard over Columbia Pike, the bridge is named for the Civil War-era community that was established for emancipated and fugitive slaves on the grounds of the Arlington estate. More than 20 years in the making, the bridge replaces a 70-year-old span that was severely deteriorated and a cause for concern…

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House History Workshop: May 13

House History Workshop: May 13

Due to the incredible popularity of this workshop, Preservation Arlington is teaming with the Arlington County Historic Preservation Office, Arlington Central Library – Center for Local History, and the Arlington Historical Society to host a workshop on researching the history of your Arlington home. Participants who attend the workshop will: Learn how to research the history of their own home or any historic property of interest in Arlington Use the collection of maps, building permit data, photo archives, and other…

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House History Workshop
November 5

House History Workshop
November 5

Four organizations focused on history in Arlington, including Preservation Arlington, are jointly hosting a House History Workshop on November 5. The workshop is designed to help Arlington residents research the history of their homes. Attendees will: Learn how to research the history of their own home or any historic property in Arlington. Use the maps, building permit data, photo archives, and other materials available at the Arlington County Library’s Center for Local History (CLH) and the Arlington County Historic Preservation…

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For Sale:
Carlin Springs Charmer

For Sale:
Carlin Springs Charmer

This nicely renovated 1941-vintage Cape Cod is move-in ready for fall with a working gas fireplace and an efficient gas radiator heating system. Wood floors, generous trim and bay windows lend warmth and brightness to its compact shape. The black and white ceramic tile bathroom harkens back to its mid-20th century origins. The tidy, unpainted red brick exterior fits comfortably into the family-friendly Carlin Springs neighborhood with easy access to Glencarlyn Park, the Glencarlyn Branch Library, Kenmore Middle School and…

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For Sale: Stately Brick Colonial

For Sale: Stately Brick Colonial

A stately colonial on one of Arlington’s prestigious streets is on the market. Built in 1929, this home, at 1706 South Arlington Ridge Road, has seen many changes in the neighborhood yet still retains its grace and good looks. It is hidden behind a brick wall and hedge, but it is easy to see its front portico, as well as its traditional design features and characteristics. The home has a formal foyer, graceful stairs, a cherry wood library, five bedrooms,…

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For Sale: 1880s Victorian in Glencarlyn National Register Historic District

For Sale: 1880s Victorian in Glencarlyn National Register Historic District

It isn’t often that a home from the 1880s comes on the market in Arlington. Located in one of Arlington’s oldest residential neighborhoods, Glencarlyn, this historic Victorian farmhouse is full of period detail & charm. From the covered front porch, walk-in window alcoves, pine hardwood floors, a formal parlor, tin ceilings and the fixed stairs that lead to a usable attic with flooring and windows. The 3 BR 2 BA home sits on a 6,000 sf lot, which includes the…

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Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year from Preservation Arlington. We are very excited about what was accomplished in 2013 and building on that for 2014 and years into the future. Thank you for joining us for the journey! Year in Review One of our big decisions in 2013 was to rename ourselves Preservation Arlington and to rejuvenate our online presence with this new website. Since being introduced in April, our website has had close to 3,500 unique visitors and more than 6,300 page…

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Q & A: Arlington’s History Bicycle Tour

Q & A: Arlington’s History Bicycle Tour

One of the best ways to tour Arlington’s historic buildings and sites is from the saddle of a bike. Thanks to the Arlington History Bike Ride (which hikers can use too), you don’t have to figure out a route by yourself. The tour was created by Randy Swart, a long-time resident of the Barcroft neighborhood (his grandparents lived there too), an active participant in its civic association and other civic activities, and a biking enthusiast. The tour starts at the…

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