Academic journal article The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

The Preservation of History in Fairfax County, Virginia

Academic journal article The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies

The Preservation of History in Fairfax County, Virginia

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The Preservation of History in Fairfax County, Virginia

Ross and Nan Netherton

Lanham, New York and Oxford: University Press of America Inc., 2002

Nations throughout the world are facing the challenging of rapid development, especially in urban areas. Quiet communities have been changed from rural, open areas into crowded urban areas, and historic buildings disappear the world over. This book presents a fascinating look at Fairfax County, Virginia, on the outskirts of the US capital city, Washington, D. C. tackling historic preservation while experiencing rapid physical and demographic changes. The authors, Ross and Nan Netherton, know their subject well having spent 50 years in the area and authored over 15 books together, and almost 40 separately written or edited, on historic preservation. They write a compelling narrative of 35 years of interaction between the Fairfax County History Commission, Board of Supervisors, Park Authority and various individuals and groups in struggles containing cooperation and confrontation, and effectively detail the victories and defeats. …

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