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Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buckingham

 
 
Buckingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
1. Buckingham Marker
Inscription. The Buckingham garden apartment complex was built in stages between 1937 and 1983. It represents a pioneering effort to provide rental housing through the use of "garden city" planning principles, mass production techniques and private capital. The initial developer was industrialist Allie S. Freed, an advisor to President Roosevelt, who wished to make Buckingham a national model. The architect was Henry Wright, assisted by Allan Kamstra, and Albert Lueders. Most buildings reflect the popular colonial revival style and are arranged in low-density super-blocks with large, landscaped common areas and courtyards. The development also included commercial and recreational facilities.
 
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
 
Location. 38° 52.564′ N, 77° 6.483′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Glebe Road (Virginia Route 120) and North Quincy Street, on the right when traveling north on North Glebe Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arlington VA 22203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wright Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ball's Crossroads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welburn Square
Apartment Building Adjacent To Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
2. Apartment Building Adjacent To Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Ballston (approx. half a mile away); Peck Chevrolet (approx. half a mile away); Maury School (approx. half a mile away); Lacey Car Barn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Ball Family Burial Ground (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
More about this marker. Buckingham is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Arlington historical district.
 
Also see . . .  Buckingham Community Civic Association Neighborhood Conservation Plan (pdf file). Chapter 2 is an 18-page history of the Buckingham community (Submitted on June 17, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th Century
 
Buckingham apartments image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, June 16, 2012
3. Buckingham apartments
View of apartments across Glebe Road from the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 17, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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