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 had a brief article...

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. Here’s the Google Street...