Penrose Historic District

Coordinates: 38°52′07″N 77°5′8″W / 38.86861°N 77.08556°W / 38.86861; -77.08556
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Penrose Historic District
Penrose Historic District is located in District of Columbia
Penrose Historic District
Penrose Historic District is located in Virginia
Penrose Historic District
Penrose Historic District is located in the United States
Penrose Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Arlington Blvd., S. Courthouse Rd., S. Fillmore St., S. Barton St. S, and Columbia Pike, Arlington, Virginia
Coordinates38°52′07″N 77°5′8″W / 38.86861°N 77.08556°W / 38.86861; -77.08556
Area125 acres (51 ha)
Built1882 (1882)-1943
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference No.04000112[1]
VLR No.000-8823
Significant dates
Added to NRHPNovember 15, 2004
Designated VLRDecember 3, 2003[2]

The Penrose Historic District is a national historic district located at Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 486 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, and 2 contributing object in a residential neighborhood in South Arlington. The area was created with the integration of 12 distinct subdivisions platted between 1882 and 1943. The dwelling styles include the late-19th and early-20th-century vernacular, Queen Anne, Italianate, and Colonial Revival farm dwellings. A notable number of these dwellings are prefabricated kit or mail-order houses.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]


  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. Retrieved May 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Jennifer Bunting Hallock and Laura V. Trieschmann (August 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Penrose Historic District" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos and Accompanying map Archived 2012-09-26 at the Wayback Machine