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Rare Lustron Home for Sale: 2915 7th Street South

Rare Lustron Home for Sale: 2915 7th Street South

A rare and historic Lustron home in Arlington is for sale (click here for the listing), and Preservation Arlington is concerned that it is vulnerable to demolition, which would erase another part of Arlington’s architectural history. In the buoyant years after the end of World War II, an enterprising man named Carl Strandlund envisioned a new kind of home for modern families: the Lustron. These prefabricated, all-steel houses were considered marvels of modern efficiency and style, and advertisements called them…

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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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UPCOMING MEETING: Blue Goose Redevelopment

UPCOMING MEETING: Blue Goose Redevelopment

The proposed redevelopment of the building at 1000 Glebe Road, better known as the Blue Goose, will be considered at an upcoming meeting of the Arlington Planning Commission’s Site Plan Review Committee (full agenda here). This meeting will be an informational presentation on the proposed redevelopment from the applicant and County staff, which will also include an overview of the site’s land use and zoning and how this and the proposed changes correlate to neighboring sites and the County’s General…

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UPCOMING MEETING: Shreve Apartments/W&OD Railway Site Under Consideration

UPCOMING MEETING: Shreve Apartments/W&OD Railway Site Under Consideration

This Thursday night, May 30, the Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) of the Arlington Planning Commission will discuss Shreve Apartments, a planned mixed-use development that may impact one of the last remaining sections of the Washington & Old Dominion Railway. Preservation Arlington included the historic train trellis on its 2013 list of Arlington’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Located on a 1.7-acre site in East Falls Church, the proposal includes 180 dwelling units and 1,449 square feet of ground-floor retail, with…

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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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