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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board

Work advances on marker to honor educator Syphax

Some details remain to be worked out, but plans are moving forward on the quest to honor the late Evelyn Reid Syphax with an historical marker at the Arlington school system’s headquarters. Syphax (1926-2000) was an educator, civic leader and...

Effort giving historic status to local home set to advance

Arlington County Board members later this month are expected to ratify creation of a local historic district for a single-family property in the Virginia Square neighborhood. Both the homeowner (Marie Schum-Brady) and the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB)...

Latest preservation effort has all sides on same page

Arlington in recent years has lost several homes to the wrecking ball after their owners refused to support community efforts at including them in local historic districts. But in the latest instance, the homeowner and preservationists are on the same...

HALRB goes its own way on park-naming proposals

Never accuse Arlington’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) with merely going with the flow. Despite a near-consensus by county staff, local developers and other advisory bodies on the naming of two new parks after major projects in the...

Pike apartment complex won’t be considered (now) for historic status

Members of the Arlington Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) have opted against moving forward, for now, on a proposal to confer historic-district status on a 70-year-old apartment compound in the Arlington Mill neighborhood. But the buildings may end...

Historic-preservation group seeks recognition of Vietnamese leader

Arlington’s historic-preservation panel has gone on record seeking formal recognition for a venerated leader in Arlington’s one-time Little Saigon community of Clarendon. Members of the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) on June 15 voted to recommend some kind...

Historical body gives another thumbs up to W-L marker

A revised plaque highlighting the nearly century-long provenance of Washington-Liberty – née “Washington-Lee” – High School has again received thumbs up from the Arlington government’s Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB). The body on June 15 agreed unanimously –...

Pike project could pit preservationists, transit boosters

The planned redevelopment of a key Columbia Pike parcel could end up becoming a battle between preservationists and public-transportationists, with Arlington County Board members in between. At issue is to how to deal with the two-story, Art Deco building that...

Historic-affairs panel backs different name for new park

Veteran civic activist Bernie Berne used his silver oratory and powers of persuasion to convince members of the county government’s Historic Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB) to buck other groups and support a different name for a new...

Historical marker on horizon for church cemetery

It became a county historic landmark last year, and soon the Mount Salvation Baptist Church cemetery will have a marker denoting its status. The panel currently is going through the review process on the way to being installed at the...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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