Home to much more than the National Cemetery, Arlington County experienced a dramatic transformation from a rural community to a bustling urban center.
Though Arlington County's role as important backdrop in the Civil War cannot be understated, it was over the decades of the twentieth century that Arlington transformed into the complex urban landscape outside of Washington D.C. we know today, helped along by unparalled population growth, ethnic diversification, and economic development. This collection includes over 180 black-and-white photographs and takes readers on a unique visual journey through Arlington's history, exploring early villages such as Glencarlyn, Queen City, Cherrydale, and Barcroft, as well as the transitions from the nineteenth century into the twentieth and twentieth century into the twenty-first.
Author: Arlington Historical Society
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.72h x 6.32w x 0.36d
About the Author
Arlington Historical Society: - The Arlington Historical Society, a non-profit organization, is devoted to the research, preservation, discovery, restoration, and dissemination of Arlington County's past, and operates the Arlington Historical Museum and the Ball-Sellers House, the county's oldest home. The Society compiled Arlington to celebrate and honor, in word and image, the county's distinguished history and evolution and also to provide longtime residents points to remember and newcomers an opportunity to learn of the county's past.