As many of our readers may already be aware, SACRPH 2019 commences this Thursday in Northern Virginia (NOVA). In anticipation of the conference, we’d like to provide attendees and non-attendees alike to chance to explore a bit of Northern Virginia’s history.
NOVA as ground zero for the intersection of Cold War, the burgeoning military industrial complex, and suburbanization.
The story of Hollin Hills, an understudied NOVA enclave of modernist housing.
An overview of the region, replete with references to goofy 1980s thrillers and twenty-first-century blockbusters.
The securitization of NOVA real estate from the late 1980s SDI programs of the Reagan Administration to Amazon HQ2.
The story of one community and its various permutations of residents over the years
For NOVA’s pre-World War II Black residents, the federal government offered employment opportunities but did little to help them combat the local segregation that sharply curtailed their mobility.
Fox hunting, equestrians, and suburbanization in Western Loudoun.
A history of Black Arlington.
Breaking down the origins of and the relationship between NOVA’s two airports: Dulles International (IAD) and National (DCA).