Butler-Holmes

Description:

Butler-Holmes was founded in 1882 by African American community leaders and politicians William H. Butler and Henry Louis Holmes. The neighborhood was founded as a middle class African American community.

Butler-Holmes was an early streetcar suburb in Arlington. The community originally grew along the Washington, Arlington, and Falls Church Railway trolley line and followed the suburban ideals of the time in housing type. This photographs shows two popular housing choices in the neighborhood via Butler's Queen Anne style home on the left, and Holmes' Bungalow style home on the right.

Today Butler-Holmes is known as Penrose.

Collection:

Neighborhoods


Date:

1882

Creator:

William H. Butler

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None recorded.

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Citation

William H. Butler and Henry Louis Holmes, “Butler-Holmes,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed June 14, 2021, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/57.

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