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Windsor Farms - VIRGINIA - WINDSOR FARMS / REAL ESTATE - 1926. [1228063]
Windsor Farms, Incorporated. Richmond, Virginia. 1926. - Attractive lithographed real estate map (black and white and two shades of green) for the planned Richmond, Virginia, community established in the 1920s. Descriptive text on map reads: "Windsor Farms A Residential Development on the James River at Richmond.Henrico Co.Virginia made for Windsor Farms Inc. Richmond Va. by Allen J. Saville, Inc. Engineering and Construction." Map is approximately 32 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches and has been folded, with breaks in the paper at a number of fold intersections, occasionally with modest paper loss. The most significant damage is an eight inch separation along one of the fold lines. Verso of the map is blank. The numerous properties in the development are notated as to size, with many of them featuring a check mark in blue pencil, no doubt indicating that the property has been sold. Scattered about the map are approximately 14 areas denoted in solid green and inscribed with the term "Reserved," thus preserving various areas of habitat within the community. Centrally located on the map is a plot identified as "Community Center"; elsewhere are located several palatial homes on large parcels of land: these are "Nordley," "Virginia House," and "Agecroft Hall" (the last two are sixteenth century English manor houses, dismantled and the materials crated and sent to Windsor Farms where they were reconstructed in the mid-twenties). The Kanawa Canal, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, and the James River are featured prominently at the bottom of the map. Windsor Farms has retained its identify as a high-end, much sought-after residential community, minutes from downtown or the West End. The vintage map is in good condition, with issues noted.
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