Penrose Neighborhood


dec 2021
Penrose: Town Center and beyond
Boundries North: Arlington Blvd, West: South Walter Reed Drive, South Fillmore Street, East: Washington Blvd, South: Columbia Pike

The original name for the neighborhood was Central Arlington it was changed to Penrose in 1995.

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Penrose

Penrose was first platted and subdivided in 1882 by William H. Butler and Henry Louis Holmes, prominent leaders in the African American community. Because of its close proximity to Freedman's Village and the lack of restrictive covenants, Penrose was initially home to a vast number of African Americans including renowned medical researcher Dr. Charles Drew. Penrose Neighborhood Org.

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Arlington Trinity Episcopal Church
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Penrose Neighborhood
Charles Drew House: his niece and her husband are still living there


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Penrose Park
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Penrose Park


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Penrose Neighborhood
Fall Festival

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Fall Festival
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Fall Festival



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Samaritan Ministry
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Samaritan Ministry



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Black Heritage Museum at CPP
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Black Heritage Museum at CPP

The Black Heritage Museum is temporary housed at Columbia Pike Partnership in the Fillmore Shopping Center, which is soon to be demolished. Both will need to move by the end of May 2022.

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Human Services Center
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Human Services Center

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Employment Center
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Education Center - Arlington Public Schools


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Butler Homes Park
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Butler Homes Park

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Butler Homes Park
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Butler Homes Park


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St. John's Baptist Church
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St. John's Baptist Church


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Towers Park
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Towers Park


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Penrose Neighborhood


Related Pages


Elkin Building
Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center
Fall Festival 2015 2017 2018
Penrose Square
Siena Park
Westmont Building to S. Highland Street
Westmont Shopping Center

Related Documents and Sites


Black Heritage Museum
Penrose Neighborhood Conservation Plan
Penrose Neighborhood Association
History
The Elliott replaces Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center




HISTORY



Fillmore Center Columbia Pike
Fillmore Gardens Shoppinng Center
Fillmore Center Columbia Pike


Soon to be history the Fillmore Gardens Shopping Center, facing the Pike is due to be demolished this year. The new building the Elliott will include 250 apartments and ground floor retail. Sometime after the Fillmore Shopping Center has been demolished, Penrose Square with be extended into part of what is now the CVS parking lot. All parking will be underneath the new building.



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Arlington Radio Towers
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