Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
From Brownfield to Playing Fields
Bricks from the West Brothers Brick Company (pictured here around 1935) were used in the Pentagon, the Capitol and the White House. West Brothers was one of many companies to use this land as a brickyard.
You can see some light industrial use of the land in this 1999 aerial view of the future Long Bridge Park site.
The County removed heavily contaminated soil from the site. The remaining soil was isolated in designated Placement Zones and covered with up to two feet of clean fill dirt to further safeguard park visitors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
Location. 38° 52.005′ N, 77° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 475 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington VA 22202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Long Bridge Park: A Community Space (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Historic Junction (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Runyon (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Roadside Respite (approx. ¼ mile away); The Defenses of Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); Known Units Garrisoned at Fort Runyon (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Runyon after the Civil War (approx. ¼ mile away); The March Across the Long Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.