Board of Architectural Review

Records, 1918-1983 (bulk 1962-1971)
Box 286, 4 boxes, (.8 linear ft.)

Biographical/Historical Notes: Board of Architectural Review (BAR), a Department of the City of Alexandria, regulates changes to architecture in the historic district.   The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, another city agency, also appears in these records.

Scope and content: These records relate to urban renewal projects (named "Gadsby's Urban Renewal" and "Gadsby's Phase II Project") and resulting changes mostly to the core of historic Alexandria, Virginia, although some suburban addresses are found here also.   Documentation relates to proposed and actual demolitions, and other changes to Alexandria during the 1960s.   Types of documents include building and repair permits; blueprints; applications for new buildings, demolitions, repairs, alterations, etc.; and correspondence.

Arrangement: Records about a number of different properties, such as minutes of BAR meetings, are at the beginning.   After that, files are arranged by address.   Boxes 286C and 286D contain oversize material.

Related Materials: For further information on historic properties in Alexandria, see also the Blueprint collection (by address in the Manuscript index).   Photographs have been transferred to the photograph collection.   Photocopies of the photographs have been placed in the original location.

Source/donor and date: Accessioned, 1982

Subjects: Alexandria (Va.) Board of Architectural Review;   Alexandria (Va.) Redevelopment and Housing Authority;   Gadsby's Phase II Project;   Gadsby's Urban Renewal;   Urban renewal-Virginia-Alexandria.

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