Columbia Forest

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About Columbia Forest

Columbia Forest is a national historic district located in South Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia. The neighborhood is directly east of the Virginia Heights Historic District, bounded by Columbia Pike on the north, S George Mason Drive and S Dinwiddie Street on the South, Four Mile Run on the east and bordered by Route 7 and Falls Church on the west.

Columbia Forest contains 238 contributing buildings built in two phases from1942 to 1945. The single-family homes were contracted by the Federal government and built under the direction of the Army Corps of Engineers by the Defense Housing Corporation to house the families of young military officers and ranking officials. The two-story homes are constructed of paired brick or concrete block, designed in the Colonial Revival-style. Added later to the Columbia Forest community were a number of non-contributing townhouses and duplexes.

Columbia Forest was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.