Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Trolleys Come to Ballston / CIA Occupies the Building
In 1912, the Washington and Old Dominion Railway, a competing interurban electric trolley company, constructed a branch that connected Georgetown, Rosslyn, Ballston, Falls Church, Vienna, Leesburg and Loudoun County. This line crossed the west end of Ballston, Falls Church, Vienna, Leesburg and Loudoun County. This line crossed the west end of Ballston near this site and further encouraged Ballston's development and other communities along its route. Despite early success, the trolleys in Northern Virginia were unable to survive competition with each other
The CIA continued to occupy the Blue Goose after moving the classes to other locations. The last CIA office to use the building was the Joint Publications Research Service, part of the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, which moved out in late 1987.
Erected by Marymount University.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Education • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles • Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1963.
Location. 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. Glebe Road & Ballston / Marymount University (here, next to this marker); Arlington County in 1921 / John M. Walton, Architect (a few steps from this marker); Ballston Metro / The Blue Goose (within shouting distance of this marker); Lacey Car Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blue Goose (within shouting distance of this marker); Peck Chevrolet (approx. 0.2 miles 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.
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 273 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 4, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.