Check out this amazing photo of Rosslyn in 1965. We dug up this photo on Flickr and it was taken by Roger Wollstadt. Plus, don't miss our post from earlier in the week about a giant fire and explosion that rocked and almost destroyed Rosslyn.
Discover the fascinating history of Crystal House, Arlington Virginia's recently constructed apartments in 1963. Our blog post explores an old advertisement, featuring a two-bedroom apartment for $175 per month, published on the same day as Kennedy's assassination. Learn about the history of Crystal House and the unique connection it has to this tragic event.
Discover the history of Westmont Shopping Center in Arlington, VA, from its origins in 1940 to today. Learn about the intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, and the investment of $250,000 in the structure. Check out the drawing of the shopping center from the article!
“Remember how bad the Potomac River was in the 1970s? Back then, there was a warning posted telling people not to swim in it. Check out this sign from 1973 recommending you seek immediate medical attention after prolonged exposure.”
Take a look back in time with a 1960s advertisement for apartments in Arlington. The building still exists, and the rent is substantially higher than what's listed in the ad. Click on the ad for a larger version.
In 1886, a proposal for Rock Creek Park in Washington DC was made. Read and explore the idea, its history and how the land was eventually used for something more important than a park: Arlington National Cemetery.
Can you help us identify this home from the Library of Congress? It appears to be from 1920 and we'd love to know if it still exists today. Check out the photo and interior shot and let us know what you think!