Back in the 1920s, Thomas C. Williams set out to build an English country village along Richmond’s western edge. The streets of Windsor Farms were laid out in concentric circles to evoke relaxed village life, and the development’s architectural standards called for all the houses, with rare exceptions, to be built in the Tudor Revival style. Williams even bought Agecroft Hall, a 500-year-old English manor house, and had it reconstructed above the James River for his personal use. Before work in Windsor Farms was completed, though, Tudor Revival and other European styles fell out of favor. In the wake of the shift, the architectural restrictions in Windsor Farms eased up, allowing for a variety of styles, including Georgian, Colonial Revival, French Colonial and Norman.