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000-9415 Glebe Center

Glebe Center
Photo credit: Laura Trieschmann & Carrie Albee, 2003

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VLR Listing Date 10/03/2003

NRHP Listing Date 02/11/2004

NRHP Reference Number 04000055

Glebe Center is located on North Glebe Road in Arlington County, adjacent to the Ashton Heights neighborhood. 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 elevation on the southwest of the building 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 Glebe Center shopping center reflects changes from 1970 through 2004.

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

Updated: December 6, 2022