Cradock Historic District

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Cradock Historic District
Craddock Historic District Sign 28Sep2014.jpg
Sign marking the district
Cradock Historic District is located in Virginia
Cradock Historic District
Location Bounded by Paradise Creek, Victory Blvd., and George Washington Hwy., Portsmouth, Virginia
Coordinates 36°48′7″N 76°19′4″W / 36.80194°N 76.31778°W / 36.80194; -76.31778Coordinates: 36°48′7″N 76°19′4″W / 36.80194°N 76.31778°W / 36.80194; -76.31778
Area 310 acres (130 ha)
Built 1918 (1918)
Architect Post,George B.,& Sons; Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74002240[1]
VLR # 124-0037
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 20, 1974
Designated VLR May 21, 1974[2]

Cradock Historic District is a national historic district located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It encompasses 759 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in a primarily residential section of Portsmouth. It was developed starting in 1918, as a planned community of Colonial Revival and Bungalow style single family residences. It was developed by the United States Housing Corporation as a result of the rapid influx of workers at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard during World War I.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (May 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Cradock Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map