Paul Dunbar Homes

Description:

During World War Two the federal government created six segregated barracks style wartime emergency housing neighborhoods. One of these facilities was the 11-acre Paul Dunbar Homes complex in the Green Valley community, today called Nauck.

Here 86 African American households build a community. Following the war, Arlington officials wanted to tear the neighborhood down. Dunbar residents created the Dunbar Mutual Homes Association which they used to pool their resources, secure a loan, and turn Dunbar Homes into a community dedicated to providing affordable housing. Dunbar Homes was demolished in 2005 to make way for luxury town-homes.

Collection:

Neighborhoods


Date:

1945

Creator:

None recorded.

Source:

Photos taken in 2006 by Terrie Jackson-Pitt.

Subject

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Identifier

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Contributor

None recorded.

Rights

All rights reserved.

Citation

“Paul Dunbar Homes,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed October 17, 2017, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/50.
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