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LOST: November 2018

LOST: November 2018

In November 2018, a total of thirteen (13) demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. November slows down quite a bit. In 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. Single Family: Ten (10) of the permits were for single-family homes. All of which were in North Arlington. At least three of the permits were for speculative…

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FOR SALE: Classic Colonial Near it All

FOR SALE: Classic Colonial Near it All

Located blocks from the restaurants and shops of Clarendon, 709 N. Cleveland Street is a classic Lyon Park house. Built in 1925, the house was part of the wave of new construction that, during the first decades of the 20th century, transformed the area around two railroad lines from sleepy farmland into a series of commuter neighborhoods. The house features classic details on the exterior and interior. Its original wood weatherboard, wide window trim, pediment front portico, and deep eaves…

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For Sale: Lyon Park
Classic Foursquare

For Sale: Lyon Park
Classic Foursquare

Built in 1920, this classic foursquare features a carefully designed addition that reflects the beautiful features of the original house both inside and out. Having just undergone a major renovation along with the addition, the design-build firm took great care to enhance the house‚Äôs historic charm while bringing it in line with the 21st-century market. With five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a lovely level lot, the house has great indoor and outdoor spaces. The fine craftsmanship is apparent in the…

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LOST: June 2014 Snapshots

LOST: June 2014 Snapshots

In June 2014 a total of 44 demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County, and all but two were for single-family homes. One commercial permit was for a church and the other was for the Shreve Fuel Oil building on Lee Highway — a property that Preservation Arlington had identified as being at risk both as one of our disappearing small-scale commercial properties but also as a last vestige of the commercial core of the East Falls Church area….

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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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LOST: March 2014 Snapshots

LOST: March 2014 Snapshots

In March 2014 a total of 13 demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County, 11 of which were for single-family homes and two were for a commercial demolitions. Two of the residential permits are resubmissions of projects that had not yet started and one is for demolition of an unfinished project. Therefore, only eight of the residential demolition permit applications were new. Of the eight new permits, all but one are located in North Arlington. Two of the homes…

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Free Sears House…
Some Assembly Required

Free Sears House…
Some Assembly Required

On occasion, Preservation Arlington will highlight unique historic houses that are on the market in Arlington County. In this case, the house is not for sale, but free to a caring new owner. With this column, we hope to raise awareness of some of the true housing gems we have here. Some might be in great condition and just need to be maintained by their next owner, while others may need a steward with heart and passion to restore and…

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Historic Houses for Sale: Bungalows

Historic Houses for Sale: Bungalows

The bungalow, as a residential form, proliferated in Arlington in the 1910s and 1920s. On the market now are three wonderful houses built circa 1910 to 1925 that represent the popularity of the residential style during that period. Usually modest one- to one-and-a-half-story houses, bungalows were approachable and even more affordable to the middle class when they became available in pre-fab kits from retailers like Sears, Roebuck and Company (see Arlington magazine’s recent feature article on this topic here). Two…

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