December 2, 1998
Fairlington Historic District
AIA Test of Time Award
March 29, 1999
Fairlington Historical Society, Inc.
Virginia Society AIA
15 South Fifth Street
September 17, 2002
Ms. Catherine D. Fellows
Dear Ms. Fellows:
I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Directors of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects, acting on the recommendation of its Honors Committee, recently selected the Fairlington Community to receive its 2002 Test of Time Award. Awarded to a building or group of buildings that has functioned in essentially the same manner as originally designed for at least twenty-five years, the award recognizes the lasting value of excellence in architectural design.
The committee responsible for Fairlington's nomination cited your community's lasting value of good planning and the homes' exemplary Colonial Revival design. This early example of successful community planning and large-scale rental housing represents the best of mid-20th–century residential construction. The Virginia Society commends the efforts have led to the ongoing presence of such an excellent and enduring property in the Commonwealth.
The Test of Time Award will be presented at Visions for Architecture, hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Architecture Friday evening, November 8, at the Commonwealth Club at 401 W. Franklin Street in Richmond, beginning at 7:00 p.m. I hope that you and a guest will be able to join us, as our guests, to receive this award. We would appreciate the favor of a reply by Friday, October 18, 2002.
Let me add my
personal congratulations. I look forward to meeting you in November.
John W. Braymer, Hon. AIA
Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects