Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District

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Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District
Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District is located in Virginia
Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District
Location Bounded by Crawford Pkwy., London St., the Elizabeth River, and extending 0.1 mi. W of Washington St., Green and Queen Sts., Portsmouth, Virginia
Coordinates 36°50′20″N 76°18′7″W / 36.83889°N 76.30194°W / 36.83889; -76.30194Coordinates: 36°50′20″N 76°18′7″W / 36.83889°N 76.30194°W / 36.83889; -76.30194
Area 138 acres (56 ha)
Architectural style Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Federal, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian, Romanesque Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 70000877, 83004251 (Boundary Increase)[1]
VLR # 124-0006
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 8, 1970, October 6, 1983 (Boundary Increase)
Designated VLR April 7, 1970, January 18, 1983[2]

Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District, is a national historic district located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It encompasses 89 contributing buildings. It is located in the primarily residential section of Portsmouth and includes a notable collection of Federal and Greek Revival style townhouses, known as "basement houses." Other notable buildings include the Watts House (1799), Grice-Neely House, Nivison-Ball House, Emanuel A.M.E. Church (1857), Court Street Baptist Church (1901-1903), and Union Machinist Home. Located in the district is the separately listed Monumental Methodist Church.[3][4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, with a boundary increase in 1983.[1]

References[edit]

  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 (April 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map
  4. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (January 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District (Boundary Increase)". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.