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‘Pike Hike’ Event Returns

by ARLnow.com August 1, 2011 at 12:47 pm 2,013 6 Comments

Arlington County is planning a community walk around Columbia Pike.

The walk, “Pike Hike II,” is the second of a series designed to promote the sights, shops and history of the Columbia Pike corridor. It will focus on the western portion of the Pike’s evolving “town center.”

The walk will depart from the Arlington Career Center/Columbia Pike Library building (816 S. Walter Reed Drive) at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. Walkers, led by County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman, are expected to complete the two-mile walk by 11:00 a.m. Attractions along the planned route include the 1940s-era Westmont Shopping Center, a church that predates the Civil War and one of the few remaining Lustron pre-fabricated, post-World War II homes.

Pike Hike is free and registration is not required. The event is sponsored by WalkArlington, the Arlington County Fair and the Columbia Pike Revitalization organization.

  • TGEoA

    Ignore my earlier suggest of using the tag ArlChow.

    Start using FatArlington

  • doug

    The map notes some “Arlington Heritage” bungalows on S 7th street. Does anyone know if these are the very interesting looking houses with Frank Lloyd Wright-ish corner windows? I’ve often wondered about those.

    • Yes, indeed, we will talk about these unique “apartment bungalows.” There are pockets of them around the County and they are now being inventoried by Traceries, a historic preservation organization in DC.

    • As a follow-up to my last comment, here’s something I forgot to mention — back in 2007, the Arlington Heritage Alliance included apartment bungalows on their Most Endangered Places list — here is a link to that report
      http://www.arlingtonheritage.org/Arlington_on_Alert_2007Report.pdf
      The apartment bungalows are described on page 5.

  • BlueSkies

    Thanks, ArlNow, for telling us about this and posting the map. It’s a cool idea. Unfortunately, I can’t make it that day, so with the map I can check it out another time.

  • notChrisZimmerman

    Will the tour include streetcar stops?

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