Glencarlyn Historic District

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Glencarlyn Historic District
St. John's Episcopal Church
Glencarlyn Historic District is located in District of Columbia
Glencarlyn Historic District
Glencarlyn Historic District is located in Virginia
Glencarlyn Historic District
Glencarlyn Historic District is located in the US
Glencarlyn Historic District
Location Bounded by S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington Blvd., 5th Rd. S., Glencarlyn Park, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates 38°51′49″N 77°7′35″W / 38.86361°N 77.12639°W / 38.86361; -77.12639Coordinates: 38°51′49″N 77°7′35″W / 38.86361°N 77.12639°W / 38.86361; -77.12639
Area 135.3 acres (54.8 ha)
Built 1742 (1742)
Architect Bailey, Theodore; et al.
Architectural style Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Craftsman/Bungalow
MPS Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960 MPS
NRHP reference # 08000910[1]
VLR # 000-9704
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 18, 2008
Designated VLR June 19, 2008[2]

The Glencarlyn Historic District is a national historic district located in the Glencarlyn neighborhood of Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 276 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, 1 contributing structure, and 1 contributing object in a residential neighborhood in South Arlington. The area was platted in 1887 as Carlin Springs and continued to develop throughout the 20th century as a residential subdivision. The dwelling styles include a variety of architectural styles, ranging from Craftsman-style bungalows, Colonial Revival-style, and Queen Anne style dwellings. Notable buildings and sites include the Carlin Family Cemetery, Glencarlyn Library, and St. John's Episcopal Church. Also located in the district are the separately listed Ball-Sellers House and Carlin Hall.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[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. ^ L. Trieschmann; S. Van Erem; J. Barnes; C. Hiett; P. Weishar (April 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Glencarlyn Historic District" (PDF).  and Accompanying map Archived September 26, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.