A Columbia Pike History Lesson Tonight

by ARLnow.com September 9, 2010 at 8:52 am 2,090 8 Comments

The origins of the Columbia Pike can be traced back to 1810, when Congress chartered the Columbia Turnpike Company. Two centuries later, the Pike is a lively, diverse and developing corridor.

Tonight historian John Paul Liebertz will recount the early days of Columbia Pike and describe the people and events that have shaped the Pike’s progress from rural byway to commercial center.

The presentation will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Central Library (1015 North Quincy Street).

  • Jason DL

    Will this be recorded? I can’t make it but want to see and hear it.

  • I’m told that the lecture will not be recorded, but the library is “looking to have the author do another presentation at the Columbia Pike Branch Library.”

    • John Snyder

      Good news! Arlington Independent Media taped the event. Air times TBD.

  • G. Clifford Prout

    Bummer. Where’s channel 74 when you need them.

  • fake

    “the Pike is a lively, diverse and developing corridor”

    The Pike is primarily a hell hole

    • Neighbor

      You’ve got some King-grade standards, if you think the Pike is “primarily a hell hole.”

    • doug- not fake

      Ha ha ha. A Hell hole…that’s hilarious…or crazy. Best stay in North Arl where you feel safe with your brown flip flops,

      • Skeptical

        A hit, a palpable hit.


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