Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia)

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Colonial Village
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Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia) is located in District of Columbia
Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia)
Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia)
Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia) is located in the US
Colonial Village (Arlington, Virginia)
Location Roughly bounded by Wilson Blvd., Lee Hwy., N. Veitch St. and Queens Lane, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates 38°53′39″N 77°4′59″W / 38.89417°N 77.08306°W / 38.89417; -77.08306Coordinates: 38°53′39″N 77°4′59″W / 38.89417°N 77.08306°W / 38.89417; -77.08306
Area 40 acres (16 ha)
Built 1935 (1935)-1940
Architect Warwick, Harvey; Koenig, Frances
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Garden Apartments, Apartment Houses and Apartment Complexes in Arlington County, Virginia MPS
NRHP reference # 80004170[1]
VLR # 000-0013
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 9, 1980
Designated VLR September 16, 1980[2]

Colonial Village is a historic garden apartment complex located at Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 226 contributing buildings built in four stages between 1935 and 1940. The buildings hold approximately 1,055 apartments. The brick Colonial Revival-style buildings are situated around courtyards with clusters of five and seven buildings to larger groupings of up to thirteen. Colonial Village was the first Federal Housing Administration-insured, large-scale, rental housing project erected in the United States.[3] The complex has been converted to condominiums split into three phases (Colonial Village I, Colonial Village II, and Colonial Village III) and two apartment complexes: Colonial Village Apartments and Colonial Village West.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (May 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Colonial Village" (PDF).  and Accompanying two photos
  4. ^ "Arlington County Virginia: Historic Resources Inventory - Colonial Village" (PDF). 

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