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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

121-0009 Hilton Village Historic District

Hilton Village Historic District
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For additional information, read the Nomination Form PDF

VLR Listing Date 11/05/1968

NRHP Listing Date 10/01/1969

NPS property number 69000341

This eighteen-block neighborhood containing dwellings, a public square, a commercial row, and land for schools, parks, and churches, was one of the nation’s first planned communities financed with U.S. government funds. The village was created to offset the critical shortage of housing for employees of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. in World War I. The company, along with the U.S. Shipping Board, chose a tract along the James River accessible to the shipyard by trolley. The project architect was Francis Y. Joannes; Vincent Hubbard provided landscape design. A modified English cottage style was chosen for the architectural theme. Houses varied in size for different income levels; included were detached houses, double houses, and row houses.


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

Updated September 27, 2018