Located on the grounds of Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery, The Civil War Unknowns Monument is a burial vault and memorial honoring unidentified dead from the American Civil War. It is not the same as the Tomb of the Unknowns(or popularly known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier).
The site of the Civil War Unknown Monument was once a grove of trees near one of the estate’s flower gardens. In 1865, Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs decided to build a monument for the Civil War dead in the center of the grove. The unidentified bodies of 2,111 Union and Confederate soldiers were collected and buried in a vault and a 12-foot granite cenotaph was set on top.
The original monument was the inspiration for Montgomery Meigs’ tomb which was also located at Arlington National Cemetery. Over the years, the outward appearance of the monument has changed with the Rodman guns and pyramidal stacks of cannonballs that were once on top of the monument now located beside the base. The resigned top is inspired by the description of the Ark of the Covenant found in the Book of Exodus. At the side of the monument, some inscriptions venerate those who were buried there.
The Civil War Unknowns Monument was the first monument dedicated to soldiers who had died in battle and whose remains could not be identified. It was once the focus of Memorial Day ceremonies in Arlington Cemetery until 1921 when the Tomb of the Unknowns was constructed.
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1 beds, 1 full baths, 840 sqft living area
Situated atop a knoll, this one bedroom/den End Townhome is an oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life-- close to the vibe of Columbia Pike and downtown DC and yet your views are nothing but trees and green! Indeed, the Swiss Family Robinson would consider it tree house worthy. The first floor boasts a living room with 3 windows--did we mention, it's an end unit! The kitchen is truly sun drenched and is equipped with a Maytag washer/dryer, gas stove, dishwasher, new disposal and large pantry cabinet. There is direct access from the kitchen to a private patio that overlooks a beautifully landscaped common area. The common area abuts Army Navy Golf Course. Upstairs, the main bedroom features three windows all looking out on trees, expansive closet space and beautiful hardwood floors. The den is perfect for a home office or for a futon/tv/guest room. The crisp full bath features a gorgeous, classic black & white tile floor. The hardwood floors have just been refinished and the home has been freshly painted. Additional features include a separate storage bin, community pool (just a few steps away), tennis and pickle ball courts and a bike storage room. This is a pet friendly community with many wonderful walking areas, on site management and great access to a vast variety of neighborhood restaurants, a community center, grocery shopping and bike trails. Minutes to DCA, Pentagon, new Amazon Headquarters and new VA Tech campus
2 beds, 2 full baths, 1,074 sqft living area
Location and luxury in the heart of National Landing!! Great opportunity to own in the epicenter of AMAZON HQ2 and Virginia Tech Graduate Campus**A commuter's dream location - just minutes to National Airport, METRO bus stops in front of building with Metroway shuttle direct to Crystal City METRO and only a 1/2 mile to the new Potomac Yards Metro opening in 2022**Note that residents also qualify for the FAST Transit subsidy**A fabulous 2 BR/2 BA home in the sought after Eclipse on Center Park with private garage parking and extra storage**This spacious LIGHT-FILLED, open home offers gracious living and urban conveniences**Unit located at end of the hallway for extra privacy and quiet, away from the elevators**Home boasts brand new carpeting and lots of fresh paint**Sparkling open chef's kitchen with granite counters and all stainless steel appliances, including gas cooking**Living room with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to two balconies**Large master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, soaking tub, walk in shower and granite counters**Good sized 2nd bedroom with adjacent hallway full bath**Building amenities include a 24/7 concierge, an on site management office, outdoor pool, fitness center and handsome party room complete with large rooftop deck with sweeping views of DC**The fitness center and outdoor swimming pool are conveniently on the same level as the condo**Pet friendly building with dog walking area on-site**Restaurants, shops, spa and HARRIS TEETER located in the ground and sub-levels of the building**Only steps to Target, Best Buy, Lidl and a myriad of other stores and restaurants**Mount Vernon Trail a few steps away for bike/walk/run and there is a secure bike storage in the building as well as a Capital Bikeshare dock next to the building**And let's not forget that DC, the Pentagon, Shirlington and Old Town Alexandria are just minutes away as well**Building fiber-optic wired for fastest internet speeds**This is the place to be**
2 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths, 1,082 sqft living area
NEW PRICE - WELCOME HOME!!! Fantastic Opportunity to own this Lovely Detached Home in Arlington**Hardwood Flooring on Main & Upper Levels**Separate Dining Room**Updated Kitchen with Granite Counters and Stainless Appliances**Kitchen leads out to a SUNNY Bonus Room w/Tile Flooring and Fresh Paint**1/2 Bath on Main Level**2 Spacious Bedrooms and Updated Bath on Upper Level**Newer Windows**HVAC Replaced in 2016**New Piping**Lower Level with New Carpet can be used as a Rec Rm or Zoom Room/Office**Private Fenced Rear Yard w/Shed - Perfect for Relaxing, Gardening, Entertaining - Enjoy the Peach Tree Harvest**FRESH SOD installed in Back Yard**New Gutters Installed and New Front Door**Walk to Elementary & Middle Schools, Community Center, Columbia Pike, Shops & Restaurants - Easy Access to DC, 50 & 66 - Awesome Location!
5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,450 sqft living area
$20k Price drop as sellers are extremely motivated. Rare opportunity to own this charming five-bedroom, two-bath home located in highly sought-after Historic District Arlington Forest. This diamond-in-the-rough is a complete remodel, but it has good bones and tremendous investment potential. With your TLC and personal touch, this property can shine again as your dream home in a hot location. This three-story brick Colonial home is close to the new Ballston Quarter, Metro, loads of shopping, a new state-of-the-art Rec Center, Lubber Run Park, the W&OD Trail, and so much more. Unlike many houses in this neighborhood, a rear addition to this home added 2 additional bedrooms (0ne is currently being used as the primary main-level bedroom) and an expanded driveway that allows for five cars to be parked off-street. The location is amazing and provides for a great lifestyle with an easy commute to DC, Pentagon, Amazon HQ2 and National Airport. Cash, conventional, or renovation loans only.
2 beds, 2 full baths, 1,062 sqft living area
Prime location! This luxury, stunning move-in ready 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo is located in the heart of Arlington - best boutique building The Berkeley. One block away from Ballston Metro Station. Mins walk to the revamped Ballston Quarter shopping center, restaurants, Quincy park and Arlington Center library. This home features a bright open-layout, 9ft. Ceilings, wrap around floor-to-ceiling windows bring in nature sunlight, private and cozy balcony face to a quite and peaceful courtyard view, hardwood flooring, brand new carpet in bedrooms, fresh new paint throughout the unit, upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, washer/dryer in unit, new HVAC(2019) outside unit in a separate closet in hallway, inviting living room with gas fireplace, spacious master bedroom features a decent size walk-in closet with Elfa closet systems and spa bath with soaking tub and separate shower with frameless shower door. One assigned underground parking space conveys, plus two visitor parking spaces. A Storage bin also conveys. The building offers a newly renovated gym, security entrance, M-F business hours desk with concierge package delivery in units. This fabulous unit gives you comfort, convenience, location & amenities. A must see! The unit is currently vacant and easy to show. Call listing agent for private showing.
1 beds, 1 full baths, 752 sqft living area
Sun-filled, sleek and contemporary 1BR/1BA at the Continental, with indoor garage PARKING space, in the heart of BALLSTON, just 2 blocks from the Ballston Metro!! This 11th floor unit features unobstructed views facing the front, an open kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets, stainless steel & black appliances, gas fireplace, bedroom with walk-in closet, hardwood plank floors throughout and in-unit Washer/Dryer. Building features 24-hour concierge, beautiful, comfortable and furnished lobby, library with business center, party room with full kitchen, rooftop pool and lounge with BBQ grills and fantastic views! Easy access to I-66, Ballston Metro, starbucks, restaurants, fitness centers, and Reagan National is just 12 mins away!
2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,180 sqft living area
Rare two level condo in Courtbridge II with two balconies with AMAZING views! Experience sunrises, moonrises, flyovers and 4th of July fireworks! This end unit condo is filled with natural light! Outside you will find an inviting porch, an area to garden, and even a place to store firewood. Entering the home you are greeted with an open floor plan with a large dining room and a step down to a family room with a wood burning fireplace and balcony. The spacious kitchen has stainless steel appliances with ample cabinet and countertop space. The main level is freshly painted, and completed with a remodeled half bath and new tile in the foyer. Heading upstairs you will find two spacious master bedrooms with separate fully remodeled bathrooms. Each has a stunning view of the courtyard and hillside. The landing area in front of the updated washer and dryer is a great space for a home office. Up to 3 parking spaces are included! HOA fee includes pool, water, sewer, trash, and landscaping. Walk to Shirlington, dog park, and farmer's market. Minutes to 395 and National Airport. Buses to Pentagon and downtown. Don't miss out on this private oasis in the city!
2 beds, 1 full baths, 870 sqft living area
Completely Renovated Historic Colonial 2BR, 1BA unit in highly desirable Colonial Village. A private oasis with great location just minutes away from Rosslyn/Courthouse Metro, downtown Arlington, shopping, and dining! Move right into this home featuring brand new high-end flooring, new Energy Efficient windows & HVAC and modern updates throughout. Freshly painted with neutral paint colors, chair rail, light & bright featuring lots of natural sunlight streaming through the home. Great use of space with updated kitchen featuring white 42" cabinetry and dining area. Generous room sizes provide many closets for storage that you don't see at this price in Arlington! Updated bathroom vanity, mirror & lighting. Enjoy views of the peaceful courtyard plus the community amenities including 60 acres of gardens, courtyards, and jogging paths. Location Location Location! A commuter's dream with easy access to major routes including I66, Rt 29, Rt 50, I495 & I395. Excellent school pyramid including the Science Focus Elementary School. Steps to Whole Foods, SoulCycle, Lululemon, dining and shopping!
2 beds, 2 full baths, 1,134 sqft living area
Location | Quality | Amenities This 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom has what you are looking for. Light and bright with floor to ceiling windows and private balcony overlooking the courtyard. Open floor plan. Open kitchen with New countertops, stainless steel appliances, and newly refaced cabinets. Beautiful hardwood flooring Gas fireplace. Walk-In-Closets and Soaking Tubs. 1 Garage Parking Space (Full Size) Enjoy Clarendon 1021's many Amenities - Expansive Fitness Center 24 Hour Front Desk Concierge Rooftop Pool, Jacuzzi, and Grills with Washington Monument and July 4th Fireworks Views *Coffee Lounge Business Center Party and Meeting Rooms Clarendon Neighborhood has a Walk Score of 96 2 blocks to Clarendon METRO, shops, dining, entertainment & more. Check out www.clarendon1021.net to get more detailed information about this incredible development. Garage Parking!
1 beds, 1 full baths, 735 sqft living area
Warm and inviting, this well designed one bedroom and one bath condo will be easy to call home. Features include granite countertops, hardwood flooring in living area, berber carpet and ceramic tile. A great balcony provides private outdoor space for container gardening and fresh air. The balcony also overlooks the swimming pool. Spacious walk-in closet. In unit washer & dryer. Garage parking. Terrific building amenities such as staffed front desk, swimming pool, fitness center, billiards room, theatre, conference room and grilling area. Pet friendly building, Amazing location with a walk score of 94! Steps to everything Ballston & Virginia Square has to offer including the newly redeveloped Ballston Quarter. Schedule your private showing today.
4 beds, 4 full baths, 5,000 sqft living area
REDUCED $100K!!!!BEST LOCATION!!!!Over 4500 living SF on 3 fully finished levels!!! A Must See! Newly total Renovated 2020 from top to bottom. Grande 2 Story Foyer !!!You will love this sweet spacious cozy home in historical district, Maywood, with a lot of space, luxury and the best location. To preserve historic features of community, the classic exterior can not be changed. This perfect-10, beautiful, all brick, 5-bedroom single family, 4 full baths is filled with abundant light offering modern, sleek, and top of the line materials. The house nested on a quiet street. Mini park for toddlers is across street. This house was carefully designed and crafted with hand pick, tasteful materials. The open-floor plan invites charm and entertainment. The best location: few blocks to DC, I-66, and Key bridge Heavenly spacious luxury master bath: oversized frame-less glass stand shower, Virtual USA double vanity, 9+ ft ceiling, skyline, Jacuzzi, sunroom.... Master bedroom: balcony, deck, fireplace, and sitting area. Nice kitchen: stainless steel appliances, hood, combo microway plus Oven, solid maple wood-white color, granite counter-top, bar/island. Hardwood floor thru-out. Beautiful landscaping: flagstone patio, balcony, fenced in backyard, and plenty of storage space. Fully finished basement: full bath, bedroom, recreation center, and fireplace. No HOA. 2020 roof/windows/HVAC/Electrical updated panels. This home was renovated with pride, passion and love for you to enjoy for years to come. Your house s value will be rapidly appreciated while you sleep as Amazon has arrived to the area.
3 beds, 2 full baths, 1,119 sqft living area
Wow! 3 Bedrooms, 2 balconies, and $50,000 under assessed value! Value like this does not come to the market often. Corner unit with a versatile floor plan features brand new stainless steel appliances, walls of windows, hardwood floors throughout, unobstructed views, and more. All of this located in the desirable Monroe Condominium in the heart of Virginia Square. Only a two minute walk to the Metro, grocery stores, restaurants, & Quincy Park across the street. The Monroe features onsite management & concierge, a fabulous rooftop with views, recently updated exercise room, community library, party room, and lovely outdoor spaces. The Monroe is ideally located for easy access to public transportation and popular commuter routes. Pet friendly building! Storage unit & garage parking convey.