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127-6170 Lock Lane Apartments

Lock Lane Apartments
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VLR Listing Date 03/08/2006

NPS property number 06000347

Richmond’s Lock Lane Apartments, begun in 1932 and designed by architect Carl M. Linder, is perhaps the best example in central Virginia of an early 20th-century garden apartment complex. Rivaled in Virginia only by the Colonial Village and Buckingham garden apartment complexes in Arlington County, Lock Lane Apartments is an outstanding example of the movement in the 1930s to build garden apartments offering genteel accommodations for apartment dwellers in a setting that was urban in plan, suburban in amenity, with easy access to a carefully landscaped setting. The landscape has enhanced the property as it has matured, and provides a setting that is significant on its own terms. Architecturally, the entire Colonial Revival-style complex, its buildings, and their individual units are notable for their excellent design, materials, and execution. The variety of plans, details, and vistas from individual units is superb.
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Abbreviations:
VLR: Virginia Landmarks Register
NPS: National Park Service
NRHP: National Register of Historic Places
NHL: National Historic Landmark

Updated February 6, 2019