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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‚Äôs Center for Local History (CLH) and the Arlington County Historic Preservation…

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LOST: May 2014 Snapshots

LOST: May 2014 Snapshots

In May 2014 a total of 22 demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County, 21 of which were for single-family homes and one for a commercial demolition. Of the 21 new demolition permits, two were re-issues. Of the remaining 19 permits, all were in North Arlington. Three of the homes are in the Cherrydale National Register Historic District (4011 17th Street North, 4300 18th Street North, and 1805 North Monroe Street). At least 50% (and possibly 75%) of the…

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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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LOST: December 2013 Snapshots

LOST: December 2013 Snapshots

In December 2013, a total of 11 demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Nine of them were for single-family homes, and one was for a commercial building (see images below). The looming demolition of these houses and buildings represents an incredible loss of history, architecture, time, energy, and materials. Some of these houses are in National Register neighborhoods. Many had the potential for renovation and additions, or, at a bare minimum, reclamation/reuse of building materials. Furthermore, these buildings…

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LOST: November 2013 Snapshots

LOST: November 2013 Snapshots

In November 2013 a total of 23 demolition permits were applied for in Arlington County. Twenty-one of them were for single family homes, and one was for a commercial building. Five of the houses and the commercial building are part of a major site redevelopment. We show all of these doomed properties below. The demolition of these houses and buildings represents an incredible loss of history, architecture, time, energy, and materials. Some of these houses are in National Register neighborhoods;…

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Preserved & Developed: Saving a Fab Four in Cherrydale

Preserved & Developed: Saving a Fab Four in Cherrydale

Preserved & Developed is a weekly series of articles by Preservation Arlington highlighting local development projects that have involved both development of a site and preservation of historic resources. The projects highlight a wide range of challenges and solutions over many years. At the time they were completed the projects represented a commitment by the developer and the community to embrace the future and preserve the past. Preservation Arlington is awarding each project a gold, silver, or bronze star based…

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Preserved & Developed:
A Ballston Infill Townhouse

Preserved & Developed:
A Ballston Infill Townhouse

Preserved & Developed is a weekly series of articles by Preservation Arlington highlighting local development projects that have involved both development of a site and preservation of historic resources. The projects highlight a wide range of challenges and solutions over many years. At the time they were completed the projects represented a commitment by the developer and the community to embrace the future and preserve the past. Preservation Arlington is awarding each project a gold, silver, or bronze star based…

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Preserved & Developed:
6315 Washington Boulevard

Preserved & Developed:
6315 Washington Boulevard

Preserved & Developed is a weekly series of articles by Preservation Arlington highlighting local development projects that have involved both development of a site and preservation of historic resources. The projects highlight a wide range of challenges and solutions over many years. At the time they were completed the projects represented a commitment by the developer and the community to embrace the future and preserve the past. Preservation Arlington is awarding each project a gold, silver, or bronze star based…

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Preserved & Developed: The John Saegmuller House

Preserved & Developed: The John Saegmuller House

Preserved & Developed is a weekly series of articles by Preservation Arlington highlighting local development projects that have involved both development of a site and preservation of historic resources. The projects highlight a wide range of challenges and solutions over many years. At the time they were completed the projects represented a commitment by the developer and the community to embrace the future and preserve the past. Preservation Arlington is awarding each project a gold, silver, or bronze star based…

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