Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Once the favored final resting place for Arlington's and Washington's elite, the Abbey Mausoleum went bankrupt in 1957 and then fell into disrepair. Before the Mausoleum's demolition, Arlington County rescued the acroterion and the windows.
Now easily visible at eye-level rather than high above, the acroterion visually anchors the intersection of Washington Boulevard and McKinley Avenue and exists as an independent landmark, rather than one of many architectural ornaments.
Erected 2009 by Arlington, Virginia.
Location. 38° 53.16′ N, 77° 8.52′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Boulevard (Virginia Route Click for map. The marker is in front of the Westover Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1644 North McKinley Road, Arlington VA 22205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brandymore Castle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Southern-Shreve Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Confederate Outpost (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tracks into History (approx. 0.9 miles away); SW No. 9 Mile Marker (approx. 0.9 miles away); Southwest No. 8 Boundary Marker (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Great Falls Line (approx. one mile away); Bluemont Junction (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. The Tiffany windows mentioned in the marker can be seen through windows on the southwest corner of the Westover Library, also on Washington Boulevard. If the library is open they can best be viewed from the inside of the building.
Also see . . .
1. Museum Without Walls -- Granite Acroterion. This link goes to photos of the acroterion at its original location on the Abbey Mausoleum (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
2. Museum Without Walls -- Untitled. link to photos of the Tiffany windows inside the library (Submitted on July 21, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.