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Windsor Farms
Windsor Farms
Neighborhood of Richmond
Grace Baptist Church in Windsor Farms.
Coordinates: 37°33?20?N 77°29?54?W / 37.55556°N 77.49833°W / 37.55556; -77.49833Coordinates: 37°33?20?N 77°29?54?W / 37.55556°N 77.49833°W / 37.55556; -77.49833
Subdivision Lockgreen
Subdivision Rothesay
Government
 o President Caroline Murillo (Board of Directors)
Population (2013)
 o Total 1,383
Time zone Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-04:00)
 o Summer (DST) Eastern Standard Time (UTC-05:00)
ZIP code 23221
Area code(s) 804
ISO 3166 code 1
Website windsorfarms.org

Windsor Farms is a 20th-century neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, of primarily Colonial Revival design.

Designed in 1926, Windsor Farms is one of Richmond's first planned neighborhoods. It was designed to look like an English village, with curvy streets and English names like Dover, Canterbury, Berkshire, and so on. There are a variety of architectural styles, the most common being Colonial Revival and Cape Cod. Lots are anywhere from half an acre to 23 acres (93,000 m2). Windsor Farms has a couple of historical buildings, including Virginia House and Agecroft Hall. Windsor Farms also has a neighborhood across from it which is Lockgreen, and Westmoreland Place borders it to the northwest.

Historic houses in the neighborhood include Virginia House and Agecroft Hall, both moved from England in the 20th century, and Wilton, an 18th century plantation house built by a by William Randolph III c. 1753 that and moved to Richmond from its original site 15 miles downriver, in the mid 1930s.

Known for immense wealth, Windsor Farms boasts many multi-million dollar homes within its borders. Many of the high-end, architecturally significant houses were designed by Virginia-born Duncan Lee and William Lawrence Bottomley of New York.[1]

Architecture

Like most of the Greater Richmond Region, Windsor Farms exhibits an emphasis of colonial revival architecture and Tudor architecture. Much of the influence lends its way to two historical homes in the neighborhood: Virginia House and Agecroft Hall. Virginia House was actually constructed in England in the 16th century prior to the existence of colonial Virginia. At the time of Windsor Farms' construction, the house was auctioned off and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean.

Layout

Despite being built before the rise of the automobile, Windsor Farms was one of the first communities in Richmond built with the automobile in mind. The layout of Windsor Farms contains a partial grid that is characterized by curvy roads, and one major road that rings around the neighborhood. The main road through the community is Dover Road, a divided avenue that connects the eastern and western ends of the community together. The street allows east-west access to neighboring communities such as Stadium, Rothesay, Lockgreen, and Near West End. The primary ring road for the neighborhood is Canterbury Road. Exeter Road offers direct access to Carytown while Coventry Road offers direct access to Mary Munford.

The center of the community is characterized by the Grace Baptist Church and the "Church Green", which serves a meeting center for the neighborhood.

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