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Property Name Alexandria Post-War Suburbs Historic District
Reference Number 13000366
State Louisiana
County Rapides
Town Alexandria
Street Address bounded roughly by Bayou Hynson, Darby St., Texas St., and Elliott St.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/6/2013
Areas of Significance architecture
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The Alexandria Post-War Suburbs Historic District is locally significant in the area of architecture (Criterion C) because it is an exemplary post-World War II neighborhood. It achieves this distinction in the following respects: (1) It has a strong concentration of ranch houses that display the quintessential characteristics of the type. (2) It exhibits design influences that have come to be deemed of significant artistic value - specifically the contemporary style (whether a ranch house with contemporary features or a contemporary house) and the veneration (and imitation) of Frank Lloyd Wright. (3) It is also notable for its high degree of integrity. The context for evaluation is the City of Alexandria.


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