Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Historic District

Arlington (County)

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The Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Historic District encapsulates residential subdivision design and development in Arlington County from the late-19th-century through to the mid-20th-century. A suburb of Washington D.C., the district was established with the arrival of the railroad and streetcar and expanded during the first half of the 20th century with the advent of more rails, and later buses and cars. It provides one of the best illustrations in Arlington County of how the Federal Housing Administration influenced neighborhood planning and the Better Homes movement fostered residential development within the individual subdivisions.

Last Updated: March 24, 2023

Many properties listed in the registers are private dwellings and are not open to the public, however many are visible from the public right-of-way. Please be respectful of owner privacy.

VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Photo credit: Maria Dayton, 2008

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