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000-9703 Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Historic District

Highland Park-Overlee Knolls Historic District
Photo credit: Maria Dayton, 2008

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VLR Listing Date 06/16/2011

NRHP Listing Date 08/18/2011

NRHP Reference Number 11000548

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.


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


Updated: April 13, 2021