Colonial Village

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This article is about a neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. For the unincorporated hamlet in New York, see Colonial Village, New York.
Colonial Village
Neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Map of Washington, D.C., with Colonial Village highlighted in red
Map of Washington, D.C., with Colonial Village highlighted in red
Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 77°02′33″W / 38.9877°N 77.0424°W / 38.9877; -77.0424Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 77°02′33″W / 38.9877°N 77.0424°W / 38.9877; -77.0424
Country United States
District Washington, D.C.
Ward Ward 4
Government
 • Councilmember Muriel Bowser

Colonial Village was an area in northwest Washington, D.C., built in 1931 with 80 residences. The homes are reproductions of colonial buildings, such as the Moore House, where Cornwall surrendered at Yorktown.[1] The community was mostly Protestant, in contrast to the nearby 220-house North Portal Estates, which was a mostly Jewish neighborhood.[1] After the mid-20th century, both Colonial Village and North Portal Estates became part of Shepherd Park.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Historical Dictionary of Washington, Part 3 (eds. Robert Benedetto, Jane Donovan & Kathleen Du Vall (Scarecrow Press, 2003), pp. 192-93.