The following were among actions taken by the Alexandria Board of Architectural Review, Old and Historic District Panel, at its Aug. 19 meeting. For further information, call 838-4666.

The following requests were approved:

COLUMBUS ST. S., 104 -- By Sylvia Dudycha to hang a wooden 36-by-24 inch sign that would read, "Sylvia Designs & Yarnworks, Hand-Crafted Clothing, Elegant Yarns," on a two-story brick building. 5 to 0.

DUKE ST., 1429 -- By Michael M. Reddan to hang an 11-foot by 4 1/2-inch bronze-lettered sign that would read, "American Statistical Association," on a three-story brick building, and to hang a 5-by-1 foot sign of silk-screened lettering on glass that will read, "Superior Printing Company." 5 to 0.

KING ST., 601 -- By Michael Robinson to hang a 3-by-4 foot chalkboard to serve as a restaurant menu board in the first-floor window of a three-story brick building. 3 to 2.

KING ST., 706 -- By Doyung Lee to hang a 2-by-3 foot wooden sign that will read, "Hollywood Fashion Wigs," on a two-story brick building. 5 to 0.

KING ST., 716 -- By Doyung Lee to hang a 2-by-3 foot wooden sign that will read, "Crown Wigs," on a two-story brick building. 5 to 0.

KING ST., 1008 -- By R. Steidl to hang a 2-by-3 foot wooden sign that will read, "Friseurs Hairdressers," on a two-story brick building. 5 to 0.

LEE ST. S., 915 -- By Richard W. Bamford to construct a dormer in the back of the third floor of a three-story brick town house. 3 to 2.

PEYTON ST. S., 216 -- By Charles M. Coats to hang on a 20-inch by 44-foot bronze-lettered sign that will read, "The CIMA Companies, Inc.," on a three-story brick building. 4 to 1.

PITT ST. N., 400 -- By James L. Brown of Brown & Novcic Architects to construct 25 two- and three-story brick town houses on the site of the former city police department and jail. 5 to 0.

QUEEN ST., 603 -- By Jim Mitchell to restore a three-story brick building by cleaning the bricks, replacing wood shutters and window trim and replacing the metal roof. 5 to 0.

WASHINGTON ST. N., 400 -- By Bairley Maginniss to repair brick steps and iron railings on the front and side of a five-story brick building. 5 to 0.

WASHINGTON ST. N., 400-402 -- By Bairley Maginniss to remove an existing corporate logo from a five-story brick building and to hang a new 42-by-81 inch corporate logo of metal lettering that will read, "PIA." 5 to 0.

WASHINGTON ST. N., 901 -- By Wayne Belsinger for Belsinger Sign Works Inc. to hang two plastic 3-by-3 foot signs that each will read, "Crestar Bank," on an eight-story building. 5 to 0.

WEST ST. S., 105 -- By Gary Cunningham to hang a 24-by-33 inch wooden sign that will read, "Alexandria Travel Service, Inc.," on a two-story brick building. 5 to 0.

WEST ST. S., 112 -- By Michael M. Reddan for approval of brick for a four-story building. 5 to 0. The board also approved brick window trim for the building. 4 to 1.

The following requests were deferred for further study:

ALFRED ST. N., 306 -- By Kristen Coffield to add wood trim to the door and windows of a two-story wood town house.

FAYETTE ST. N., 102 -- By Orville B. and Lilliane N. Lynne to put up an awning that would read, "Fayette Street Antiques" on the first floor of a three-story brick building, and to hang a wooden 18-foot by 20-inch sign that would read, "Fayette Street Antiques."

KING ST., 515 -- By Wayne Belsinger for Belsinger Sign Works Inc. to hang a 12-by-1 foot plastic sign and two 2-by-2 foot plastic signs that each would read, "Crestar Bank," on a four-story brick building.

ST. ASAPH ST. S., 109 -- By Doug Harvey to install an exterior fresh-air intake duct from the roof to the second floor on the side of a three-story brick building.

UNION ST. N., 101 -- By the Waterfront Restoration Group for approval of exterior building materials to restore a three-story concrete building known as The Torpedo Factory.

UNION ST., 115 -- By Newco Management Co. To construct a three-story brick building on a parking lot.

WASHINGTON ST. N., 300 -- By William T. Harkey to place a canopy that would read, "The 300 Building," over the entrance to a five-story brick building

WASHINGTON ST. S., 800 -- By Scott Management Inc. to build a wooden ornamental gateway at a brick apartment building and to erect two free-standing wooden 4-by-4 foot signs that each would read, "Montecello Lee, 683-3274," and to install a metal exterior door.