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January 16, 2021

Save Historic Febrey House in Arlington

Development — @ 12:09 pm

We encourage all Arlington residents to sign the petition below urging the county board to save the historic Febrey House and estate from being demolished (located on Wilson Blvd and McKinley Street).   The house was built around 1850 and was the center of Civil War battles and thousands of Union soldiers camped on or around the house which also served as a hospital for union and confederate soldiers.   John Febrey operated a public school on the estate during the war and then became Arlington’s first superintendent of schools. 

There are nine acres of open green space around the house.   We would like the house and as much of the estate as possible used as a public park and historic center.   We need more green space and parks in Arlington given our growing population.

The county board and the local historic review board are considering designating the house and estate as a local historic district which will give some legal protection from demolition for at least one year.  This will give time to do historic investigation of the property and to have the community input on what type of park or public space it could become.

Please sign the petition and circulate to any of your Arlington friends as well.  We have over 900 signers so far.


SAVE THE HISTORIC FEBREY-LOTHROP-ROUSE ESTATE! | MoveOn

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