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1812
War of 1812 against Britain begins. United States wins series of naval victories but fails in attempts to invade Canada, British burn Capitol and White House in August 1814.
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VIRGINIA - Portsmouth County - Historic Districts

Craddock Historic District
(added 1974 - Portsmouth County - #74002240)
Bounded by Paradise Creek, Victory Blvd., and George Washington Hwy. , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(3100 acres, 759 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple, Post,George B.,& Sons
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Downtown Portsmouth Historic District
(added 2004 - Portsmouth County - #03001485)
Also known as 124-5063; High Street Corridor Historic District
Roughly bounded by I-264, Middle St., Primrose St. and Queen St. , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(970 acres, 229 buildings, 4 structures, 1 object)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Cassell, Charles, et.al.
Architectural Style: Late Victorian, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1750-1799
Owner: Private , State , Local , Federal
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Funerary, Government, Recreation And Culture, Religion, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Business, Cemetery, City Hall, Rail-Related, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Funerary, Recreation And Culture, Religion, Transportation
Current Sub-function: Business, Cemetery, College, Religious Structure, Road-Related, Single Dwelling, Theater

Park View Historic District
(added 1984 - Portsmouth County - #84000047)
Also known as VHLC File No. 124-55
Roughly bounded by Elm and Parkview Aves., Fort Lane, Blair, and Harrell Sts. , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(530 acres, 295 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Other, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Transportation, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling

Port Norfolk Historic District
(added 1983 - Portsmouth County - #83003299)
Roughly bounded by Bayview Blvd., Chatauqua Ave., Hartford St., Douglas Ave. and Hull Creek , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(1600 acres, 621 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Bungalow/Craftsman, Queen Anne, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Business, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion
Current Sub-function: Business, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling

Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District
(added 1970 - Portsmouth County - #70000877)
Bounded by Crawford Pkwy., London St., the Elizabeth River, and extending 0.1 mi. W of Washington St. , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(700 acres, 43 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1750-1799
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Portsmouth Olde Towne Historic District (Boundary Increase)
(added 1983 - Portsmouth County - #83004251)
Also known as See Also:Portsmouth Historic District
Green and Queen Sts. , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(680 acres, 46 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architectural Style: Other, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Late Victorian
Area of Significance: Black, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Religion
Historic Sub-function: Religious Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Truxtun Historic District
(added 1982 - Portsmouth County - #82004581)
Portsmouth and Deep Creek Blvds., Manly, Dahlin, Hobson, Dewey and Bagley Sts. , Portsmouth (Independent City)
(430 acres, 241 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Multiple, U.S. Housing Corporation
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Military, Architecture, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Single Dwelling




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