Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Musolino’s design evoked thoughts of flight and movement, with its walls of transparent glass and a roof that appeared to float skyward. The transparent showroom was a living billboard. Motorists could see the chrome-trimmed vehicles from the street. Peck Chevrolet became a community icon and a landmark for motorists traveling to and through Arlington. The showroom’s design is represented in the new diamond-shaped frieze of the office building now located at the former Bob Peck site.
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Location. 38° 52.83′ N, 77° 6.92′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Glebe Road (Virginia Route 120) and 9th Street North, on the right when traveling south on Glebe Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington VA 22203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lacey Car Barn (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ball's Crossroads (about 700 feet away); Welburn Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ballston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Buckingham (approx. half a mile away); Mt. Olivet Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wright Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Southern-Shreve Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. This marker was erected by the developer to commemorate the dealership that formerly stood on the site. The unique design of the marker is intended to evoke the body and fins of a 1960s Chevrolet. The marker is also intended to be a work of sculptural art as well as a historical marker. The marker text and design were approved by the Arlington Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board.
Also see . . .
1. Ballston Building Adds "Bob Peck" Historical Marker. Website with photo of original building (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
2. Photo of dealership before it was demolished. (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
3. Developer's proposal and design for marker (pdf file). The document at this link includes the detailed design for the marker (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
4. Landmark Bob Peck Chevrolet diamonds, facade reappear on new glass tower in Arlington. Sep. 13, 2012 Washington Post article (Submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 395 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.