Forest Dale // 1990 National Register
The Forest Dale Historic District encompasses approximately eight blocks centered on Simpson Avenue, Wilmington Avenue, and Ashton Avenue. This area was historically developed as a single subdivision, but the eclectic mixture of housing stock styles reflects the long period of time it took for the subdivision to be fully developed (ca. 1880s to the 1940s).
The distribution of housing types and styles within the area echoes the broad time span over which construction occurred within the district. Nearly all of the historical buildings within the district are single-family residential structures. A handful of historical duplexes and one historical church are also present. One historical railroad corridor is also present, passing east to west through the northern portion of the district.