Buckingham (HM1292)

Location: Arlington, VA 22203 Arlington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.564', W 77° 6.483'

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The Buckingham garden apartment complex was built in stages between 1937 and 1983. It represents a pioneering effort to provide rental housing through the use of "garden city" planning principles, mass production techniques and private capital. The initial developer was industrialist Allie S. Freed, an advisor to President Roosevelt, who wished to make Buckingham a national model. The architect was Henry Wright, assisted by Allan Kamstra, and Albert Lueders. Most buildings reflect the popular colonial revival style and are arranged in low-density super-blocks with large, landscaped common areas and courtyards. The development also included commercial and recreational facilities.
HM NumberHM1292
Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 4:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 317133 N 4305135
Decimal Degrees38.87606667, -77.10805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.564', W 77° 6.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 33.84" N, 77° 6' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 N Glebe Rd, Arlington VA 22203, US
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