Truxtun Historic District

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Truxtun Historic District
Truxton, Portsmouth west of Dahlia.jpg
Portsmouth Boulevard west of Dahlia Street
Truxtun Historic District is located in Virginia
Truxtun Historic District
Truxtun Historic District is located in the United States
Truxtun Historic District
LocationPortsmouth and Deep Creek Boulevards and Manly, Dahlia, Hobson, Dewey and Bagley Sts., Portsmouth, Virginia
Coordinates36°48′59″N 76°19′4″W / 36.81639°N 76.31778°W / 36.81639; -76.31778Coordinates: 36°48′59″N 76°19′4″W / 36.81639°N 76.31778°W / 36.81639; -76.31778
Area43 acres (17 ha)
Built1918 (1918)
ArchitectU.S. Housing Corporation; Multiple
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.82004581[1]
VLR No.124-0047
Significant dates
Added to NRHPSeptember 16, 1982
Designated VLRApril 15, 1980[2]

Truxtun Historic District is a national historic district located at Portsmouth, Virginia. It encompasses 241 contributing buildings in a primarily residential section of Portsmouth. It was developed between 1918 and 1920 as a planned community of Colonial Revival style single family residences. It was developed by the United States Housing Corporation as a result of the rapid influx of workers at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard during World War I. It was the first wartime government housing project constructed exclusively for African-American residents.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Lisbeth Lund Coke (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Truxtun Historic District" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo and Accompanying map Archived 2012-09-27 at the Wayback Machine