Ashton Heights Historic District

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Ashton Heights Historic District
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Ashton Heights Historic District is located in District of Columbia
Ashton Heights Historic District
Ashton Heights Historic District is located in Virginia
Ashton Heights Historic District
Ashton Heights Historic District is located in the United States
Ashton Heights Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Lorcom Ln., N. Utah and N. Taylor Sts., and I-66, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates38°53′41″N 77°6′32″W / 38.89472°N 77.10889°W / 38.89472; -77.10889Coordinates: 38°53′41″N 77°6′32″W / 38.89472°N 77.10889°W / 38.89472; -77.10889
Area220.6 acres (89.3 ha)
Built1911 (1911)
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleQueen Anne, Colonial Revival, et al.
NRHP reference No.03000561[1]
VLR No.000-7819
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJune 23, 2003
Designated VLRDecember 4, 2002[2]

Ashton Heights Historic District is a national historic district located in Arlington County, Virginia. Today, the Ashton Height Historic District contains 1,097 contributing buildings, one contributing site, and one contributing structure in a residential neighborhood in North Arlington.

History[edit]

Columbia Gardens Cemetery, contributing site of the Ashton Heights Historic District

The Ashton Heights Historic District was once owned by Major Bushrod Hunter (b. 1807). Hunter also owned Brookdale and Abingdon Plantation, now Reagan National Airport, near the Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. The area was first platted and subdivided in 1921. The dwelling styles include a variety of architectural styles, Single-family dwellings built prior to 1950, primarily in the Bungalow / Craftsman and Colonial Revival styles, dominate the neighborhood, with some notable earlier Queen Anne style dwellings. The district includes a number of multiple-family apartment buildings, three churches, the Women's Club of Ashton Heights, and Columbia Gardens Cemetery. Also located in the district is the separately listed Clarendon School.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[1]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-05-12.
  3. ^ Kristie Baynard; Gerald M. Maready & Laura V. Trieschmann (August 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ashton Heights Historic District" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos and Accompanying map Archived 2012-09-26 at the Wayback Machine