If you thought each of these photos is of the same building, then you are correct!
This Clarendon building was built in 1904 and still functions as a business today.
One way to trace Arlington’s history is through its development. The changing use of this building has paralleled Clarendon’s role for Arlington residents—as a place of utility and socialization in the early 20th Century; utility in the mid-20th Century; utility and leisure in the late-20th Century; and leisure and socialization in the last 20 years.
Can you match the photos to the businesses, and put them in order by date?
- Clarendon Trolley Station
- Murkey Coffee
- Northside Social
- Hurt Cleaners
- The Flea Market Store
- c. 1949
What's Your Guess?
To see more items like these, or to learn more about Arlington's history, visit the Center for Local History on the first floor of the Central Library.
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