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Lyon Park is a neighborhood and Historic District in Arlington County, Virginia. It was among the first Arlington County suburbs platted by developer Frank Lyon, whose firm, Lyon and Fitch Inc., (later renamed Lyon Properties), hired engineer and landscape architect William Sunderman to design the community around a central park.
Lyon Park was constructed between 1891 and 1951. The National Register of Historic Places cites it as “an excellent example of one of the many residential subdivisions that emerged in Arlington County after the First World War to support the burgeoning population flocking to the nation’s capital and its suburbs.”
The neighborhood features a wide variety of architectural styles, including1920’s Craftsman-style bungalows to Colonial Revival-style buildings dating from the 1930s and ‘40s. Some Queen Anne-style homes were also built prior to the neighborhood’s establishment, and still stand.
Lyon Park amenities include three parks; Lyon Park is located on North Pershing Drive between North Fillmore and North Garfield Streets; Clay Park, located on N. 7th Street between North Highland and North Garfield Streets; and Fillmore Park, located off North Fillmore Street between the Long Branch Elementary School and the County bike path. The neighborhood also ‘borrows’ amenities from nearby Clarendon and offers excellent access to public transportation, with the Clarendon Metro Stop within walking distance and bus service on the major thoroughfares throughout the community.
Lyon Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.