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Rouse estate

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...

Historical Society to zero in on Rouse estate

Local historian and Civil War re-enactor Peter Vaselopulos will discuss the hidden Civil War history of the Febrey-Lothrop (Rouse) estate during an Arlington Historical Society program on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. The event will be held online. For...

Editor’s Notebook: Ending as we knew it would

It was likely no surprise that the wrecking crews moved in and the Rouse (and/or Febrey-Lothrop) estate started coming down in a big way yesterday. The owners of the property at least have consistency on their side; they had said...

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...

Editorial: Arlington board perfects triangulation

Fun fact (or maybe not so fun to some): Richard Nixon won the Arlington vote all three times he ran for the presidency: in 1960, 1968 and 1972. And while modern-day Arlington County Board members may be no fans of...

Rouse estate another step closer to wrecking ball

Plans by the trust that owns the Rouse estate on Wilson Boulevard to raze the buildings to the ground moved another step closer late last week, as the Arlington County government authorized the final permit needed for construction activity...

Editor’s Notebook: ‘Triangulation’ at work in A-town

Whether they are doing it intentionally or not, I am nominating Arlington County Board members for the coveted “Richard Nixon ‘Triangulation’ Award.” (It’ll be coveted eventually, though probably not now, because I just made it up. Hey, think everybody wanted...
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