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Date(s) - 06/13/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University


The History of Arlington Through Its Historic Districts

With Serena Bolliger and Angelina Jones from the Arlington County Preservation Program

Reinsch Library Auditorium on the Main Campus of Marymount University

Arlington County’s Historic Preservation Program will explore the history of Arlington’s development through the historic resources preserved using Local Historic District zoning and other planning tools. The presentation will illustrate historic preservation best practices and methods for retaining a sense of place in our rapidly changing urban environment. Attendees will be able to test their own knowledge of Arlington’s history in the range of preservation in Arlington.

Serena Bolliger and Angelina Jones from Arlington County Historic Preservation Program are our guest speakers. Serena Bolliger is the Historic Preservation Inspector for the County. Before joining the county program, she surveyed historic buildings and restored historic wood windows in Texas (including at the Alamo!) She holds Masters degrees in Historic Preservation, Sustainable Design in Urban Planning, and Museum Administration. She has assisted on archaeology digs in Rome, Italy, worked on collections at the British Museum, and helped restore historic houses after the hurricane in New Orleans. Angelina Jones is a Historic Preservation Planner for Arlington County. Before joining the county’s program last year, Ms. Jones worked for the National Park Service in Philadelphia, Boston, and most recently in Washington, D.C. specializing in cultural landscape preservation. She has an educational background in landscape architecture, regional planning, and historic preservation.

Arlington’s Local Historic Districts include cemeteries like the 1785-era Ball-Carlin Cemetery in Glencarlyn, community buildings, commercial buildings such as the Green Valley Pharmacy, Civil War forts, private homes, and even apartment complexes. Our local historic buildings, sites, and neighborhoods capture distinct and irreplaceable aspects of our history and architectural heritage. “Historic district” can be an individual building or a collection of historic buildings, sites, or objects.

This AHS program is free and open to the public. It will be in the Reinsch Library auditorium on the Main Campus of Marymount University. This event is part of a monthly series of public programs sponsored by the Arlington Historical Society and Marymount University’s Department of History and Politics. For more information, please email: info@arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org or call: (703) 892-4204

DRIVING DIRECTIONS and FREE PARKING: Attendees should enter the Marymount University campus at the library gate on N. 26th Street. From Glebe Road going north, take a right onto 26th Street. Pass the intersection with Yorktown Road and then enter the campus through the next gate on your left. The library is to your left as you enter the campus. Free garage parking is just past the library at the bottom of the small incline.