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Modernist UUCA Added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Modernist UUCA Added to Virginia Landmarks Register

Arlington’s newest addition to the Virginia Landmarks Register is the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA), designed by noted modernist architect Charles M. Goodman. On September 18, 2014, the State Review Board and Board of Historic Resources approved the designation. This is the first step in the process of putting this modernist property on the National Register of Historic Places. (More information on the building and the hearing process can be found here.) At least six Charles Goodman-designed buildings/sites are…

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State Hearing on Historic Designation for
Modernist UUCA

State Hearing on Historic Designation for
Modernist UUCA

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA), a modernist building with touches of brutalist architecture, has been nominated for inclusion in the Virginia Landmarks Register. (Click here for copy of the detailed nomination form.) UUCA is one of seven considerations before the State Review Board and Board of Historic Resources at their September 18, 2014, meeting in Richmond. If approved, the property will be placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register, and this nomination will then be forwarded to the National…

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Historic Housing for Sale: Colonial Village

Historic Housing for Sale: Colonial Village

It is a prime time to move to Colonial Village! Now largely a condo community, the historic garden apartment development at Colonial Village was the first Federal Housing Administration-insured large-scale rental housing project in the United States. Begun in 1935, it served as a model for FHA projects as well as for exemplary site planning, landscaping, construction type, and design. Colonial Village, in its entirety, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as on the…

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Preserved & Developed: Arlington Main Post Office and Dan Kain Building

Preserved & Developed: Arlington Main Post Office and Dan Kain Building

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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