Columbia Pike

drawing of shopping center (1940)

1940 Proposal for Westmont Shopping Center in Arlington

If you live in Arlington, you’ve probably driven past this place a thousand times. The shopping center we’re talking about sits at the intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road, Westmont Shopping Center. The Washington Post...
1850 Columbia Pike, Arlington

1960s Advertisement for 1850 Columbia Pike

Here’s an old Mad Men-era advertisement for apartments in Arlington. The building still exists, and the rent is substantially higher than what’s listed below in the 1960s ad. Click on the ad for a larger version....