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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)...

Grant program works to support Va. parkland

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has announced a record $14.9 million in grant awards from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation – funding that will help conserve just under 14,000 acres throughout the commonwealth. A total of 40 projects...

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...

Vienna Council OKs archaeological dig at Freeman Store

It happened quickly and without comment Oct. 24 as part of the Vienna Town Council’s unanimously approved consent agenda, but the Council voted for a lease addendum that will allow Historic Vienna Inc. (HVI) to dig for archaeological treasures...

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...
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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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