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This website is intended to provide a visual and textural history of the family housing at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Completed in 2007, the website was developed by Fort Belvoir Residential Communities LLC (FBRC), a partnership between the Army and Clark Realty Capital.
The purpose of this website is to document the history of housing at Fort Belvoir through 2003, prior to the privatization of housing on post. This site was completed in partial fulfillment of an agreement relating to the privatization of Fort Belvoir's family housing. As part of the privatization process, FBRC entered into an agreement outlining stipulations considering the effects of privatization on historic properties. The agreement specified that, in coordination with Fort Belvoir Cultural Resource Management and the Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), FBRC would prepare a multi-media presentation of the history of Army family housing at Fort Belvoir.
To inquire about leasing a home at Fort Belvoir, or for information relating to Fort Belvoir's current family housing inventory and the future development plans of Fort Belvoir Residential Communities LLC, please visit http://www.villagesatbelvoir.com .
Research and development of the site was performed by John Milner Associates, Inc. (JMA), a historic preservation firm. Information on historic preservation can be found on JMA's website, www.johnmilnerassociates.com , or by telephoning their Alexandria, Va., office at 703-354-9737.
Environmental and Natural Resource Division Library. Construction Documents, As-Built Drawings, Revisions and Alterations. In addition to plans, elevations, sections, and details, collection includes written and pictorial documentation. Directorate of Public Works and Logistics, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Va.
Fairfax County Public Library. Virginia Room, Vertical Files. Fairfax, Va.
Fort Belvoir Archives. Cartographic, written, and pictorial documentation. Collection of the Post Historian, Van Noy Library, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Belvoir, Va.
Library of Congress. Written and pictorial documentation, including historic photographs. Washington, DC.
National Archives at College Park. Records of Equipment and Condition of Buildings. Written and pictorial documentation, including historic photographs; Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1789-1988, Record Group 77. College Park, Md.
Real Property Office. Real Property Records, Directorate of Installation Support, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Va.
Residential Communities Liaison Office. Written and pictorial documentation. U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Belvoir, Va.
The RKTects Studio, Inc. Photographic documentation. Alexandria, Va.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Research Collections, Office of History. Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alexandria, Va.
Woodlawn Archives and Library. Written and pictorial documentation, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Collection of Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey. Mount Vernon, Va.
Baldwin, William C. Four Housing Privatization Programs: A History of the Wherry, Capehart, Section 801, and Section 802 Family Housing Programs in the Army. Alexandria, Va.: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of History, October 1996.
Children's History of the 20 th Century. New York, N.Y.: DK Publishing, 1999.
Context Study of the United States Quartermaster General Standardized Plans 1866-1942 . Seattle, Wa.: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, November 1997.
Fort Humphreys Virginia. Fort Belvoir, Va.: privately printed, .
Foster, Gerald. American Houses: A Field Guide to the Architecture of the Home. New York, N.Y.: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
Goodwin, R. Christopher and Associates, Inc. Historic Context for Department of Defense Facilities World War II Permanent Construction. Baltimore, Md.: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, 1997.
Goodwin, R. Christopher and Associates, Inc. National Historic Context for Department of Defense Installations, 1790-1940. Baltimore, Md.: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, 1995.
Goodwin, R. Christopher and Associates, Inc. Neighborhood Design Guidelines for Army Wherry and Capehart Era Family Housing. Frederick, Md.: U.S. Army Environmental Center, 1995.
Grashof, Bethanie C. A Study of United States Army Family Housing Standardized Plans. 6 vols. Atlanta, Ga.: Center for Architectural Conservation, College of Architecture Georgia Institute of Technology, May 1986.
Hopkins, Griffith M. Atlas of Fifteen Miles around Washington Including the Counties of Fairfax and Alexandria. Philadelphia, Pa.: G.M. Hopkins, 1879.
Kuranda, Kathryn M., Kirsten Peeler, Christine Heidenrich, Carrie Albee, Katherine Grandine. Housing an Army: The Wherry and Capehart Era Solutions to the Postwar Family Housing Shortage (1949-1962 ), by R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. Frederick, Md.: US Army Environmental Center, 2003.
MacGregor, Morris J., Jr. Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965. Washington, DC: US Army Center of Military History, 1985, as quoted in "U.S. Armed Forces Integration Chronology" http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/integrate/intchron.htm (offline). Site accessed August 2006.
Massey, James C. and Shirley Maxwell. House Styles in America: The Old House Journal Guide to the Architecture of American Homes . New York, N.Y.: Penguin Studios, 1996.
McAlester, Virginia and Lee. A Field Guide to American Houses . New York, N.Y.: Alfred A Knopf, 1984.
National Park Service. Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks; Colonel Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers: The Extraordinary Legacy of 1903 . U.S. Department of the Interior, 2003.
Smith, Steven D. and James A. Zeidler. A Historic Context for the African American Military Experience . Champaign, Ill.: U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), 1998.
Wasch, Diane Shaw, Perry Bush, Keith Landreth, et al., and James Glass, Ph.D. World War II and the U.S. Army Mobilization Program: A History of 700 and 800 Series Cantonment Construction . Arlene R. Kriv, ed. United States Department of the Interior, Cultural Resources, HABS/HAER, National Park Service. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1994.
Friedlander, Amy. "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Resources Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir Historic District." Alexandria, Va.: Soil Systems, Inc., 1983.
Ford, George B. "The Technical Phases of City Planning," in Benjamin Clarke Marsh, An Introduction to City Planning Democracy's Challenge to the American City . New York, N.Y.: privately printed, 1909.
Harnsberger, Douglas J. and Sandra Hubbard. "National Register of Historic Places Nomination: Fort Belvoir Historic District" (Boundary Increase). Richmond, Va.: Harnsberger & Associates, 1996.
Hendrick, Karen Smagala. "American Society of Landscape Historic Landscapes Survey: National Survey Form and Woodlawn Plantation Survey." Arlington, Va., 1990.
John Milner Associates, Inc. "Feasibility Study for the Rehabilitation of Area 400 Temporary Housing." Report prepared for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Belvoir, Directorate of Engineering and Housing. Alexandria, Va., 2001.
Lione, Brian Michael. "Fairly Comfortable: Temporary Officer Housing at Camp A.A. Humphreys, Virginia 1919-1922." Masters thesis, Goucher College, 2004.
MacGregor, Morris J. Jr. "Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965." Washington, DC: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1985.
Massey Maxwell Associates/Soil Systems, Inc. HABS/HAER Inventory. 1983.
McCarthy, Michael. "Cities of Order: The Evolution of the American Military Base." Washington, DC: George Washington University, 2000.
"Programmatic Agreement between U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir and the Virginia State Historic Preservation Officer for the Privatization of Family Housing at Fort Belvoir, Virginia." Fort Belvoir, Va.: U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir, Department of the Army, August 2003.
Ray, Muriel Zimm. "The Well Planned Post." Masters thesis, Washington, DC: George Washington University, 1994.
Tuminaro, Craig. "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Woodlawn." Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1988.
URS Corp. "Reconnaissance Level Survey: Building No. 403, Fort Belvoir, Virginia." Richmond, Va.: Virginia Department of Historic Resources, 2003.
URS/Dames & Moore. "Architectural Assessment of Jadwin, Snow, and Park Villages, Fort Belvoir, Virginia." Report prepared for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Belvoir, DIS-Environmental and Natural Resources Division. Bethesda, Md., n.d.
Watson and Henry Associates. “Historic Structures and Landscape Report” [HSLR]. Copy located in the Woodlawn Archives and Library, Mount Vernon, Va. [Document includes: A Report on the Historic Landscape at Woodlawn (HLR); completed by Webster Associates, Highland Park, NJ, in collaboration with Watson and Henry Associates (HLR, completed October 2002, Revised June 2003).] Bridgeton, N.J.: Watson and Henry Associates, 2002.
Newspapers and Periodicals
Belvoir Castle . Fort Belvoir, Va.
Dec. 10, 1941 (Grays Hill "Lee Village")
March 11, 1942 (Grays Hill Village name change)
July 12, 1946 (Grays Hill Village, children; Domestic Life)
Aug. 9, 1946 (Grays Hill Village, children; Domestic Life)
Oct. 18, 1946 (Youngs school)
March 21, 1947 (Grays Hill nursery)
Aug. 22, 1947 (Grays Hill dispensary)
April 22, 1949 (Thermo-Con House)
July 12, 1949 (Grays Hill Village)
Oct. 7, 1949 (Lewis Heights Village)
Oct. 28, 1949 (Lewis Heights Village)
Dec. 2, 1949 (Lewis Heights Village)
Dec. 30, 1949 (Lewis Heights Village)
Aug. 11, 1950 (Lewis Heights Village, Wherry housing)
Oct. 1, 1950 (Lewis Heights Village, Wherry housing)
Feb. 19, 1954 (Grays Hill Village youth)
Aug. 19, 1955 (Dogue Creek Village)
Aug. 28, 1959 (George Washington Village and River Village; Capehart)
Jan. 27, 1956 (Dogue Creek Village, Colyer Village, and Fairfax Village)
Sept. 28, 1956 (Dogue Creek Village; families relocated from Youngs, and Grays Hill)
March 18, 1960 (River Village, Domestic Life)
April 1, 1960 (Dogue Creek Village, Domestic Life)
Nov. 18, 1960 (Brownie Scouts, Domestic Life)
Jan. 14, 1966 (Rossell Loop Village)
April 1, 1966 (Grays Hill Village demolition)
March 1976 (Thermo-Con House)
Aug. 22, 1980 (Woodlawn Village)
March 9, 2000 (Thermo-Con House)
Aug. 7, 2003 (Gerber)
Huachuca Illustrated. Volume 1, 1993.
The Engineer. Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 1975.
Sites accessed between Aug. 2006 and Jan. 2007
The Army's Residential Communities Initiative http://www.rci.army.mil
The Villages at Belvoir, FBRC http://www.villagesatbelvoir.com/news-and-events/rebuilding-belvoir-communities/about-the-project/ .
U.S. Armed Forces Integration Chronology http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/integrate/intchron.htm (offline)
U.S. Army Center of Military History http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers http://www.usace.army.mil/
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Belvoir http://www.belvoir.army.mil
Site accessed October 2006.