Waverly Hills Historic District

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Waverly Hills Historic District

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Bungalow-style dwelling in the Waverly Hills Historic District, June 2009
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Location Roughly bounded by 20th Rd. N, N. Utah St, I-66, N. Glebe Rd. and N. Vermont St., Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates 38°53′31″N77°7′2″W / 38.89194°N 77.11722°W / 38.89194; -77.11722 Coordinates: 38°53′31″N77°7′2″W / 38.89194°N 77.11722°W / 38.89194; -77.11722
Area 89.1 acres (36.1 ha)
Built c. 1850 (1850), 1919-1939
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late 19th And Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference # 04000111 [1]
VLR # 000-9413
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 26, 2004
Designated VLR December 3, 2003 [2]

The Waverly Hills Historic District is a national historic district located at Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 439 contributing buildings in a residential neighborhood in North Arlington. The area is the result of the combination of five separate subdivisions platted for development between 1919 and 1939. The dwelling styles include a variety of architectural styles, including Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial Revival, Bungalow / Craftsman, and Cape Cods. Located within the district is the separately listed Glebe House (c. 1850). [3]

Arlington County, Virginia County in the United States

Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington or Arlington, Virginia. In 2016, the county's population was estimated at 230,050, making it the sixth-largest county in Virginia, or the fourth-largest city if it were incorporated as such. It is the 5th highest-income county in the U.S. by median family income and has the highest concentration of singles in the region.

Tudor Revival architecture architectural style

Tudor Revival architecture first manifested itself in domestic architecture beginning in the United Kingdom in the mid to late 19th century based on a revival of aspects of Tudor architecture or, more often, the style of English vernacular architecture of the Middle Ages that survived into the Tudor period. It later became an influence in some other countries, especially the British colonies. For example, in New Zealand, the architect Francis Petre adapted the style for the local climate. Elsewhere in Singapore, then a British colony, architects such as R. A. J. Bidwell pioneered what became known as the Black and White House. The earliest examples of the style originate with the works of such eminent architects as Norman Shaw and George Devey, in what at the time was thought of as a neo-Tudor design.

Colonial Revival architecture

Colonial Revival architecture was and is a nationalistic design movement in the United States and Canada. Part of a broader Colonial Revival Movement embracing Georgian and Neoclassical styles, it seeks to revive elements of architectural style, garden design, and interior design of American colonial architecture.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. Jana E. Riggle and Laura V. Trieschmann (August 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Waverly Hills Historic District" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos and Accompanying map