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Aurora Highlands Historic District
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Location Bounded by 16th St. S., S. Eads St., 26th St. S., and S. Joyce St., Arlington, Virginia
Area 128.8 acres (52.1 ha)
Built 1896 (1896)-1930
Architectural style Greek Revival, Colonial Revival, Italianate
MPS Historic Residential Suburbs in the United States, 1830-1960 MPS
NRHP reference No. 08001018
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Added to NRHP October 22, 2008

The Aurora Highlands Historic District is a national historic district located at Arlington County, Virginia. It contains 624 contributing buildings, 2 contributing sites, and 1 contributing structure in a residential neighborhood in South Arlington. Aurora Highlands was formed by the integration of three subdivisions platted between 1896 and 1930, with improvements in the form of modest single-family residences. The district is characterized by single family dwellings with a number of twin dwellings and duplexes, three churches, a rectory, two schools, two landscaped parks, and commercial buildings. The oldest dwelling is associated with “Sunnydale Farm” and is a Greek Revival-style dwelling built about 1870. The predominant architectural style represented is Colonial Revival.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

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