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000-9415 Glebe Center

Glebe Center
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VLR Listing Date 10/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 02/11/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000055

Glebe Center is located at 71-89 North Glebe Road in Arlington County. Designed by Mihran Mesrobian and built in 1940 by F&W Construction, Glebe Center combines elements of the Art Deco and Art Moderne styles. The building has an L-shaped footprint and is separated from the street by a large parking forecourt. The one-story, cinder-block shopping center has a flat parapet roof and is clad in a six-course, American-bond brick veneer with cast-stone accents. The principal (southwest) elevation has large storefront windows, replaced about 1990, Art Deco decorative elements including geometric floral and chevron motifs, and a central square tower surmounted by a glass-block clerestory capped by a pyramidal-shaped metal roof. At the time of its listing, the interior of the shopping center reflects changes from 1970 through 2004.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated: March 6, 2021