Lyon Village

Description:

Lyon Village was founded by local politician, lawyer, and developer Frank Lyon in 1923. Created four years after the opening of his Lyon Park neighborhood, Lyon Village was meant to be an exclusively middle class environment. Lyon Village featured standardized, pre-platted lots, each with 50 foot frontages, with strict building restrictions for the look and size of houses. The community was also segregated for whites only, as these homes contained restrictive covenants that blocked minorities from purchasing within the neighborhood until the mid-twentieth century.

Collection:

Neighborhoods


Date:

1923

Creator:

Frank Lyon

Source:

Lyon and Fitch, Inc., "Lyon Village" (advertisement), ca. 1920, Vertical File: Lyon Park, Arlington Central Library, Center for Local History. Arlington, Virginia.

Subject

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Identifier

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Contributor

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Rights

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Citation

Frank Lyon, “Lyon Village,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed December 17, 2017, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/72.

Geolocation

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