By Lorraine Drolet
Chair, Fairlington Historical Designation Committee
The on site survey for the six South Fairlington villages will take place May 9, 1998.
Volunteers will meet at 9:30 am at the South Fairlington Community Complex, 3308 South
Stafford Street. With the completion of this survey, the light at the end of the tunnel is
in clear view as it shines on a plaque reading, "Fairlington has been
placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its historic and architectural
significance by the United States Department of the Interior."
As we proceed down that track, the next stop involves the public comment period. Then the State of Virginia will send letters to the homeowners notifying them of Fairlington's nomination to the
Virginia Landmark Register and the National Register. The letter will describe the process
by which the homeowner may comment on or object to listing in the Registers. The Committee
is on schedule for completing the survey, photographs, and data entry of survey
information into the State's Integrated Preservation Software Program. We expect to submit
Fairlington's nomination to the State in July.
Mark your calendar and join us on May 9. If you are interested in learning more about
the architectural features of Fairlington, taking part in the survey is a great way to do
so. Volunteers participating in the North Fairlington survey found it to be a rewarding
and enjoyable experience.