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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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Army Corps Green-Lights Cemetery Tree Removal

Army Corps Green-Lights Cemetery Tree Removal

Over the objections of conservation and preservation groups, as well as private citizens, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given Arlington National Cemetery the go-ahead to cut down nearly 800 native trees near Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee National Memorial. The Corps performed an environmental assessment that concluded that the proposal, designed to expand the cemetery to allow for more burials, would have “no significant adverse impact” on the environment of the site. The oldest trees in the…

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Blue Goose, Other Endangered List Sites Make News

Blue Goose, Other Endangered List Sites Make News

Preservation Arlington and our 2013 Endangered List have made local headlines, with coverage in ArlNow, the Arlington Sun Gazette, the Arlington Patch, and the City BizList for Washington, D.C. Much of the coverage focused on the Blue Goose, the mid-century modern office building in Ballston, as well as the Arlington House Woods, which made both Preservation Arlington’s and Preservation Virginia‘s endangered lists this year. “To save the Blue Goose, preservationists will have to convince its owner, Marymount University, to abandon…

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Preservation Virginia Names Arlington Cemetery as “Most Endangered”

Preservation Virginia Names Arlington Cemetery as “Most Endangered”

At a press conference at Arlington National Cemetery today, Preservation Virginia announced that the cemetery’s cultural landscape was one of eight historic places on its 2013 “Most Endangered Historic Sites” list. With representatives from Preservation Arlington, the Arlington County Historic Preservation Office, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and others in attendance, Preservation Virginia Executive Director¬†Elizabeth Kostelny raised concerns about the planned 27-acre Millennium Project expansion, which threatens a 12-acre section of Arlington House Woods as well as its old…

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