Many Arlington residents (more than 1,400 signed an online petition) have been working for more than a year to save the Febrey-Lothrop house and 9-acre estate as a park in Arlington. The local historic review board ruled it historic four months ago; the county parks and recreation commission wants the land for a park. The residents of Arlington need this open, green space and parkland more than the developer to build more $2 million mansions for rich people.
Sadly, the county board let the owner demolish the historic Febrey house in late March, but we still feel that the surrounding 9 acres hold historic value and value as a public park. The county board has showed already it intends to reject historic designation and protection of this land at its public hearing on April 17. We need legal funds to insure that the county government faithfully administers the state historic preservation law, and does not allow the last major open tract of land that still has much history in Arlington to be bulldozed.
Please contribute $10-20 or more to the Febrey House Preservation Legal Fund on Go Fund Me https://gofund.me/d0d073b9. Donations to this fund will be used for legal costs to ensure that the Virginia historic preservation law is followed. If no legal expenses are needed, then all funds will be donated to the Arlington Historic Society to be used to pay for repairs to any historic site in Arlington. Donations are not tax deductible. You may mail your check payable “Febrey House Preservation Legal Fund,” P.O. Box 5603 Arlington, VA 22205