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Old and Historic Alexandria District Board of Architectural Review  Historic Presrv thumb

The Old and Historic Alexandria Board of Architectural Review (OHAD) regulates the third oldest historic district in the United States (established in 1946) and the list of 100 year old Buildings. The District with its protections for historic buildings, was originally established to control development along the George Washington Memorial Parkway as it passed through the City as Washington Street and to protect the City's colonial heritage. Over the years, the District's boundaries have changed. Today, the District generally runs from the southern edge of the City from Hunting Creek north to Bashford Lane and from the Potomac River on the east to near the King Street metro on the west. Additionally all the George Washington Memorial Parkway within the City's boundaries and a buffer zone on either side is included within the boundaries of the Old and Historic Alexandria District.

The OHAD Board of Architectural Review Members

The Old and Historic Alexandria District Board is composed of seven members who are residents of the City of Alexandria. The Historic District Ordinance requires that at least two of the Board's members be architects. Members of the Board are appointed by City Council for three year terms with a maximum of 10 consecutive years.

Oscar Fitzgerald, Vice Chairman, was appointed to the BAR in 1991 and is a retired antiquities scholar, author and professor (term expires 6/30/2015**).

Chip Carlin was appointed in 2010 and is the owner of an architectural firm in the City (term expires 6/25/2016).

Wayne Neale was appointed in 2007 and is the owner of an architectural firm in the City (term expires 6/25/2016).

Christine Roberts was appointed to the BAR in 2013 and is an attorney by profession (term expires 6/25/2016).

John von Senden was appointed to the BAR in 2009 and is an architect by profession (term expires 6/30/2015).

Margaret Miller was appointed to the BAR in 2014 and is a real estate professional (term expires 6/30/2017).

Kelly Finnigan was appointed to the BAR in 2014 and is a preservation specialist (term expires 6/30/2017).

**Upon completion of the current appointment , this Board member will have reached their term limit 


OHAD Board of Architectural Review Public Hearings

Dockets, Staff Reports, and Webcasts (April 1, 2009 - present)  

Dockets and Staff Reports (January 1, 2000 - September 7, 2011)   


Historic District Information

Historic District Map  

Historic District & 100 Year Old Building Address List  

National Register District Information  

301 King Street, Room 2100
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.6393

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.