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The Blue Goose

 
 
The Blue Goose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 4, 2020
1. The Blue Goose Marker
Inscription.  This site is where the distinctive "Blue Goose" building stood. While the origin of the moniker remains unknown, Arlingtonians recognized the building's atypical form and striking polychromatic blue metal panels. Well-known local architect John M. Walton designed the building for M.T. Broyhill and Sons, which opened the office tower in 1963.

Marymount University welcomes you to walk through the courtyard to the right, which contains four two-sided informational markers. Visitors heading to the west will learn about the transportation history of this site including the streetcar line that followed Fairfax Drive. Visitors walking to the east will read about the history of the Blue Goose and its architect, developer, and tenants. These four markers were partially constructed with salvaged blue panels from the Blue Goose.
 
Erected by Marymount University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
 
Location. 38° 52.934′ N, 77° 6.967′ W. Marker
The Blue Goose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 4, 2020
2. The Blue Goose Marker
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is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Glebe Road (Virginia Route 120) and Fairfax Drive (Virginia Route 237), on the left when traveling north on North Glebe Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington VA 22201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lacey Car Barn (a few steps from this marker); Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University (within shouting distance of this marker); Trolleys Come to Ballston / CIA Occupies the Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ballston Metro / The Blue Goose (about 300 feet away); Peck Chevrolet (about 700 feet away); Ball's Crossroads (approx. Ό mile away); Welburn Square (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Former site of the "Blue Goose" Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 4, 2020
3. Former site of the "Blue Goose" Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 7, 2022