Like several subdivisions in the Cary Street Road corridor, Hampton Gardens got its start as a streetcar suburb. Its developer, Abram L. McClellan bought the 99-acre tract of land in 1915, and home construction there gained momentum in the 1920s and continued through the 1940s. Architectural styles include Tudor Revival, Georgian and Mediterranean Revival. One standout: The house that McClellan built for himself at 330 Oak Lane. Designed by Richmond architect Duncan Lee, it features a striking Corinthian portico on its north elevation.