Colonial Village
Map of Washington, D.C., with Colonial Village highlighted in red
Map of Washington, D.C., with Colonial Village highlighted in red
Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 77°02′33″W / 38.9877°N 77.0424°W / 38.9877; -77.0424Coordinates: 38°59′16″N 77°02′33″W / 38.9877°N 77.0424°W / 38.9877; -77.0424
CountryUnited States
DistrictWashington, D.C.
WardWard 4
Government
 • CouncilmemberMuriel Bowser
Intersection of Yorktown Rd. and Sudbury Rd. NW, in Colonial Village, July 2021.
Intersection of Yorktown Rd. and Sudbury Rd. NW, in Colonial Village, July 2021.

Colonial Village was an area in northwest Washington, D.C., built in 1931 with 80 residences. The homes are reproductions of colonial buildings, such as the Moore House, where General Charles Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown.[1] The community was mostly Protestant, in contrast to the nearby 220-house North Portal Estates, which was a mostly Jewish neighborhood.[1] When the community was first constructed in 1931, the neighborhood was exclusively populated by white Protestants as black and Jewish people were prohibited from living in Colonial Village. The land Colonial Village lies on was once the 145 acre plantation of slaveowner Phillip Fenwick.[2] After the mid-20th century, both Colonial Village and North Portal Estates became part of Shepherd Park.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Historical Dictionary of Washington, Part 3 (eds. Robert Benedetto, Jane Donovan & Kathleen Du Vall (Scarecrow Press, 2003), pp. 192-93.
  2. ^ "Ward 4 Heritage Guide" (PDF). District of Columbia Office of Planning. Retrieved 2020-01-19.