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'Blue Goose' Building, Rosslyn Apartments on 'Endangered' List

Development, need for housing pushing some Arlington icons onto a list of "endangered" historic properties, according to Preservation Arlington.

The “Blue Goose” building—now part of Marymount University in Ballston—the Arlington House Woods and several other local buildings, structures and icons are “endangered,” according to Preservation Arlington, a group “protecting and promoting Arlington's unique character.”

Endangerment comes thanks to increased development and the need for more housing in Arlington as the area’s population and influence continues to grow.

The Blue Goose is that light and dark blue building at the corner of N. Glebe Road and Wilson Boulevard. The Arlington House Woods are next to Arlington House near Arlington National Cemetery.

Those two Arlington icons join a variety of National Historic Register neighborhoods, a portion of the 1879 Seneca Quarry Red Sandstone Cemetery boundary wall, a piece of original track from the Washington & Old Dominion railway, unique low-rise commercial buildings from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, the Wilson School, Fillmore Gardens (and other affordable housing on Columbia Pike) and the Queens Court and Key Boulevard Apartments in Rosslyn, according to Preservation Arlington.

You can read more about each property in the attached PDF (in the media box at right).

Preservation Arlington is a non-profit organization originally founded in 1989 as the Arlington Heritage Alliance. Learn more at www.preservationarlington.org

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