It was, in turn, sold to the Kibler family who owned and operated the Central Building Company. In the 1930's, it was subdivided and platted as Foxcroft Heights. Housing was built in two styles: one-story Cape Cods and two-story Tudor Revival duplexes.
The neighborhood is home to the Air Force Memorial and it abuts Arlington National Cemetery and the grounds of the Pentagon. Its proximity to the District of Columbia makes for stunning views of Washington's national monuments and memorials. Because it is isolated from adjoining neighborhoods by I-395, the land has become increasingly valuable, sparking a lively debate between residents regarding proposals of redevelopment.
Foxcroft Heights History
Foxcroft Heights is one of Arlington's more intimate neighborhoods and sits on the site of what was once Freedman's Village: the best known of several settlements developed to provide safe housing, employment, training, and education to freed men and women during the last years of the Civil War. After Freedman's Village was closed in 1888, its residents who had purchased their homes were reimbursed and the land was returned to military control.
Foxcroft Heights Transportation & Location
Foxcroft Heights is serviced by both the Pentagon Metro and Pentagon City Metro on the Blue and Yellow Lines. The neighborhood is bisected by Columbia Pike and cradled by I-395, both of which provide quick and easy access to Washington DC and Alexandria.
Foxcroft Heights is bounded by Southgate Rd to the north, S Joyce St to the east, I-395 to the south, and Arlington Blvd to the west.
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