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Donation from Aurora Hills Women’s Club aids restoration effort

The Aurora Hills Women’s Club recently made a contribution in support of the preservation of the Arlington Historical Museum, operated by the Arlington Historical Society, which currently is in the process of a multi-phase restoration project. “We are so thankful...

Historical Society aims to be bigger help in preservation issue

The Arlington Historical Society is beginning to get proactive in its efforts to preserve the county’s limited remaining stock of historic properties. “Arlington’s government, residents and businesses could do more to preserve properties that represent either notable personages, events or...

Update: Preservation bills dead for 2022

Advocates of historic-preservation legislation patroned by two Northern Virginia lawmakers will have to wait until 2023 to try and win enactment.

Historical Society mulls a more aggressive stance on preservation

Should the Arlington Historical Society become more aggressive in its advocacy efforts for preservation, or would that split the membership into competing factions? It’s a question the organization, founded in 1956, is starting to face.“Some members may like the Arlington...

Falling short in court, preservationists look to legislature

Having failed in a Hail Mary court challenge to force preservation of the land surrounding the razed Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard, some activists are now considering taking their case to the legislature. A Circuit Court judge on July 16...

Details emerge on preservation plan for Arlington Historical Museum

It could take upwards of 10 years and $1.5 million to preserve, renovate and expand the Arlington Historical Museum, and backers of the proposal are counting on the broader community to become engaged in the effort. “This is a case...

Editor’s Notebook: That’s a wrap on the Rouse preservation battle

Arlington County Board members on Saturday stuck a fork in it and declared the battle over preservation of the Rouse (Febrey-Lothrop) estate over. Board members said that, with the buildings on the 9.5-acre parcel now rubble after the owner razed...

Preservation advocates lick wounds as Rouse battle ends

They had known for weeks – probably months – of the likely outcome, but for preservation advocates, the Arlington County Board’s April 17 decision to deny historic-district status to the Rouse estate still had a sting to it. “The whole...

Staff prep for Rouse hearing that may, may not occur

Even though the razing of the Rouse estate may be at hand, the Arlington County government’s historic-preservation staff is taking the steps necessary if public hearings on preservation of the site go forward in April. “We are proceeding as if...

Just a mistake, or censorship attempt, on Rouse issue?

It appears, in the end, to have been a case of miscommunication, but the Arlington County government over the weekend had to address questions about whether an advocate for preservation of the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard was being...
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