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The Penrose neighborhood is a south Arlington neighborhood bounded by Arlington Boulevard to the north, Columbia Pike to the south, Washington Boulevard to the east, and South Fillmore Street/South Walter Reed Drive to the west, located about 3 miles from the District of Columbia, less than 2 miles from the Pentagon and Arlington Hall Foreign Service Institute, and the neighborhood abuts the Fort Myer Army base and Arlington National Cemetery.

Penrose began as the Butler-Holmes subdivision, platted and subdivided on 13 acres of rural farmland in 1882 by William H Butler and Henry L. Holmes, farmers. prominent leaders of Freedman’s Village, and Arlington public officials. They built their family homes before the plat was complete, followed by a number of homes for sale. Butler’s 1879 Queen Anne-style home at 2407 South 2nd Street is still owned by the Butler family today, and Holmes’ widow lived in their second Penrose house at 2803 S. 2nd Street until her death.

Along with the developers’ social influence, the site’s proximity to Freedman’s Village and lack of restrictive covenants helped create a large community of African Americans in the area. One notable resident was young Dr. Charles R. Drew, who later became famous for his scientific advances in the field of blood plasma transfusion research. Drew was the first African American to receive a Doctor of Science in Medicine, also to be awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in surgery at Columbia University. He was appointed Supervisor of the Blood Transfusion Association for NYC and oversaw the “Blood for Britain” program, which saved the lives of many wounded WWII soldiers. He was appointed Director of the Red Cross Blood Bank and Assistant Director of the National Research Council. Later, Drew served as Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Freedman’s Hospital and Head of Surgery at Howard University. The Drew family lived in a two-story clapboard home with a covered front porch and vegetable garden at 2505 South 1st Street, built in about 1910. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark and is still occupied by members of the Drew family.

Early maps show 15 individual land parcels referred to as a group named “The Arlington Heights,” located between the Butler-Holmes subdivision and Columbia Pike. During the 1960’s, the Arlington Heights subdivision and the Butler-Holmes subdivision merged, forming a new neighborhood called Central Arlington. Train and trolley development spurred its growth and with the expansion of federal government agencies in Washington and addition of nearby military establishments, 175 buildings and several churches had been built by the 1930’s. During the 1940’s housing boom, several garden-style apartment complexes were built with federal workers in mind. Fillmore Gardens and Fort Craig Apartments  are two examples. By the 1950’s, a mix of Queen Anne and Italianate-style homes built mostly of wood, wood-frame bungalows and newly popular mail-order houses had joined the neighborhood. Today, Penrose offers a mix of single family homes, townhomes, duplexes, condos and apartment buildings of various sizes. The neighborhood’s commercial center runs along the southern edge of the neighborhood, just north of Columbia Pike.

Neighborhood amenities include two parks; Penrose Park, located at 6th and Wayne Street, Butler Holmes Park, located at 101 South Barton Street and Towers Park, located at 801 South Scott Street. Penrose ‘borrows’ amenities from nearby 

In 1995, a citizens’ initiative prompted a name change for the neighborhood, from Central Arlington to “Penrose,” taken from one of the area’s historical trolley stops on the Georgetown-Nauck line. The Trolley became the neighborhood’s symbol.

In 2012, the Penrose Square public space project was completed at 2597 Columbia Pike.

Penrose Neighborhood Association

Penrose Neighborhood Conservation Plan

Penrose Square

Charles Drew Lived Here

Guide To African American Heritage in Arlington County

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721 VEITCH STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

KW Metro Center
3Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
FencedParking(s)
35Picture(s)
1,500Sqft
Come and see this beautiful Cape Cod. This home is located in the historic Penrose neighborhood and has many upgrades while keeping original features such as hardwood floors. The house is about 1,400 square feet and has a spacious basement, two fireplaces, and cedar closets.
$749,500

112 BARTON STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

KW Metro Center
3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
Asphalt DrivewayParking(s)
42Picture(s)
1,405Sqft
Open house cancelled for 5/4 and 5/5. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath single family home is ripe with opportunity! Located in the heart of Penrose, this home is ready for your personal touch and move in. This prime location is just minutes from Amazon's new headquarters.
$650,000

2415 9TH STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Arlington Realty, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
27Picture(s)
1,860Sqft
Seller has rearranged schedule and will review offers as they come in. Well maintained and updated townhouse in vibrant Penrose. Excellent floor plan with 3 master suites. Sought after neighborhood just steps to upscale shops and restaurants on the Pike and new Fleet Elementary School coming this Fall. All new kitchen appliances.
$725,000

2404 ARLINGTON BOULEVARD

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
3Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
24Picture(s)
1,766Sqft
Come see this updated brick cape cod in Penrose! It features an updated open gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors throughout, three bedrooms upstairs, beautiful Tiffany light fixtures throughout the main floor, and much more! Owner has updated the roof and windows! Come see the large private fully fenced backyard with two stunning Magnolia trees.
$609,999

124 BARTON STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

I-Agent Realty Incorporated
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
27Picture(s)
1,736Sqft
**Offers to be reviewed on 03/30/19** open house canceled.** Completely renovated open floor plan home sitting on a secluded park in sought after Penrose! Walking distance to stores, restaurants and other wonderful amenities. Minutes to DC, Pentagon. Public transp. a block away! Move in ready, wood floors, stainless appliances, quartz counters, large laundry room, tons of storage.
$779,000

721 WAYNE STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Compass
4Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
38Picture(s)
1,644Sqft
Charming farmhouse in sought after Penrose neighborhood! This fabulous home with an inviting screened front porch has 4 good-sized bedrooms and spacious updated bath with double vanity on the upper level. Upper level updated in 2012. The main level features a family room addition, convenient powder room and refreshed kitchen.
$815,000

718 BARTON STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Regal Realty Group, Inc.
2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
Concrete drivewayParking(s)
4Picture(s)
918Sqft
Rarely available bungalow style home on a large lot in sought after Penrose neighborhood. Finished basement. Fixer upper with great bones. Newer roof, gutters, HVAC system, and brand new hot water heater. Motivated sellers!! Don't miss this opportunity to own a home in the heart of Arlington. Walk to public transportation, shops, and restaurants along Columbia Pike.
$699,999

2329 9TH STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

RE/MAX Allegiance
3Bedroom(s)
3Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
40Picture(s)
2,160Sqft
Gorgeous townhouse in the sought after Penrose/Adams Court neighborhood! This 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4 level home is simply stunning. Tons of Natural light, Gorgeous hardwood floors through out. Amazing Location, this is a gem find in Arlington. Minutes to Columbia Pike restaurants and shops and minutes to the Pentagon and DC.
$725,000

507 WAYNE STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

KW United
2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
21Picture(s)
956Sqft
Charming 2 bed 1 bath duplex nestled in Penrose! Move in ready with enclosed front porch, spacious family room, open kitchen/dining room and oversized deck off the kitchen perfect for entertaining! Two generously sized bedrooms and bonus walkup finished attic perfect for guest space or office! Excellent location just mins to Columbia Pike, Clarendon and DC.
$424,900

318 VEITCH STREET

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

RE/MAX Allegiance
2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
29Picture(s)
956Sqft
Gorgeous Duplex in the heart of Penrose!!! Open floor plan with hardwood floors thru- out. Nice front porch, flat yard, driveway parking.She/He shed in the back with electricity and AC.Walk up attic/third level. Move in ready.
$485,000

933 SCOTT STREET Unit 2

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Compass
2Bedroom(s)
2Bathroom(s)
AssignedParking(s)
29Picture(s)
1,132Sqft
***OFFERS DUE MONDAY AT 12PM***This upper-level condo lives like a townhouse, offering 1,133 sqft over 2 levels. The first level features hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, and a balcony off the spacious living room. The renovated kitchen opens to the living area offering a breakfast bar, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.
$489,900

312 S FILMORE

ARLINGTON, VA 22204

Irvin Realty LLC
2Bedroom(s)
1Bathroom(s)
1,147Sqft
$650,000
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