Truxtun Historic District

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Truxtun Historic District
Truxtun Historic District is located in Virginia
Truxtun Historic District
Location Portsmouth and Deep Creek Blvds., Manly, Dahlin, Hobson, Dewey and Bagley Sts., Portsmouth, Virginia
Coordinates 36°48′59″N 76°19′4″W / 36.81639°N 76.31778°W / 36.81639; -76.31778Coordinates: 36°48′59″N 76°19′4″W / 36.81639°N 76.31778°W / 36.81639; -76.31778
Area 43 acres (17 ha)
Built 1918 (1918)
Architect U.S. Housing Corporation; Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 82004581[1]
VLR # 124-0047
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 16, 1982
Designated VLR April 15, 1980[2]

Truxtun Historic District is a national historic district located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It encompasses 241 contributing buildings in a primarily residential section of Portsmouth. It was developed between 1918 and 1920 as a planned community of Colonial Revival 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. It was the first wartime government housing project constructed exclusively for African-American residents in the United States.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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. ^ Lisbeth Lund Coke (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Truxtun Historic District". Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map