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C.W. Huff architectural plans for Eugene du Pont's Windsor Farm, Virginia home, copies

1936
 Collection
Identifier: 2518

Abstract

Windsor Farms is one of Richmond's first planned neighborhood, primarily of Colonial Revival design. Architects included Duncan Lee, William Lawrence Bottomley, and C.W. Huff Jr. This collection includes plans, elevations, details, and typed specifications for a house built for Eugene E. du Pont (1914-1995) by architect C.W. Huff Jr.

Dates

  • 1936

Extent

8 item(s) (In folder in oversized box with Accession 2519)

Physical Description

8 positive photoprints.

Historical note

Windsor Farms is one of Richmond's first planned neighborhood, with working beginning in 1926. Architects included Duncan Lee, William Lawrence Bottomley, and C.W. Huff Jr.

Windsor Farms was one of the first communities in Richmond built with the automobile in mind, with a partial grid characterized by curvy roads. The houses come a variety of styles including Colonial Revival, Georgian, Arts and Crafts, Tudor, and Italianate.

Clarence Wright Huff Jr. (1900-1986) worked as an architect in Richmond and was a senior partner in the firm of Huff, Morriss & Cox.

Eugene du Pont III (1914-1995) worked for the DuPont Company before becoming active in other enterprises incuding Founders Corporation, Panama Refining Company, Petrochemical Company of Panama, Ridgely Realty Corporaion, Can-Amera Oils Sands Inc., and Beacon Oil Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Plans, elevations, details, and typed specifications for a house built in the Windsor Farms neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, for Eugene E. du Pont (1914-1995) when he was assigned to manage the DuPont Company's paint factory there.

Existence and Location of Originals

Location of originals unknown.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
C.W. Huff architectural plans for Eugene du Pont's Windsor Farm, Virginia home, copies
Status:
Online
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2020: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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