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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...

Letter: Historic parcel has Civil War secrets to reveal

Editor: I have followed with curiosity and sadness the unsuccessful efforts to preserve the historic Febrey-Lothrop-Rouse home on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington. As is usually the case in Arlington, developers win, and Arlington’s slender inventory of historic properties is further...

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...

Another historic-preservation battle on horizon?

The historic-preservation advocate who launched a community-driven, albeit ultimately unsuccessful, effort to save the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard, is on a new quest. Tom Dickinson has filed paperwork with county officials seeking historic-district status for an East Falls Church...

Editorial: ‘A needless waste’ comes to its conclusion

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...

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...

Letter: Arlington officials had no interest in saving estate

Editor: Did anyone really expect the Arlington County Board to save the Febrey-Lothrop (Rouse) estate? County Board members looked at the site and saw dollar signs. A developer will put $2-million-dollar homes there and the county government will gain in...

Historical Society program to look at Upton’s Hill

Local historian and re-enactor Peter Vaselopulos will discuss the Civil War history of Upton’s Hill during an Arlington Historical Society program on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The site, which in more recent years was home to the Rouse...

County manager: Forget about historic designation

With much of the physical infrastructure on the site now a pile of rubble, Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz wants County Board members to throw in the towel on designating parts of the Rouse estate parcel as a local...
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