Virginia Landmarks
December 2, 1998
Fairlington Historic District
AIA Test of Time Award
National Register
March 29, 1999
Historic Designation Seal
Homes in Historic Fairlington
Homes in Historic Fairlington
Historic Designation Seal

Fairlington Historical Society, Inc.
Letter from Virginia Society,
American Institute of Architects


Virginia Society AIA

15 South Fifth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-3823

tel 804.644.3041
fax 804.643.4607

September 17, 2002



Ms. Catherine D. Fellows  
36th Street South
Arlington, Virginia 22206

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