Colonial Village is a garden-style apartment complex created by professional developer Gustave Ring in 1935. It contains more than 200 Colonial Revival red brick buildings surrounded by landscaped paths and lawns.
The development was created to help house the huge number of recently arrived federal employees using funds from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The Colonial Village complex was one of the first developments to work with the FHA and Ring helped shape their policies.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Gustave Ring, and Harvey H Warwick. Colonial Village, Arlington, Arlington County, VA. 1940. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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Gustave Ring, “Colonial Villages,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed May 30, 2023, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/74.