Historic Preservation

Windsor's historic buildings tell the story of a thriving agricultural community more than 125-years-old. They are a key element of Windsor's unique identity and provide residents with a special sense of place.

Main Street 1940s

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Historic Preservation Commission
Windsor's Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of five members appointed by the Town Board to serve the community by identifying and preserving the Town's historic resources. Members work with property owners to protect the historic - built environment through a local landmark program, educational programming and through public outreach to promote historic preservation and preservation of the history of Windsor.

For information on upcoming meetings, minutes, agendas and member information, please visit the Historic Preservation Commission page.

Virtual Tour
Historic Windsor - Downtown Walking Tour
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In 2015, the Historic Preservation Commission developed a digital walking tour of downtown Windsor's historic structures and sites. The 1 mile tour will loop you through the Town's historic business core, while providing you with brief historical and architectural information about each site.

The tour may be viewed using your phone, tablet or computer. Please note that the homes on this tour are not open to the public. Please respect private property and be courteous when participating in the Historic Windsor - Downtown Walking Tour.

Historic Landmark Program
The purpose and intent of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is to provide for the protection and preservation of the Town's historic and cultural resources. Land marked properties are recognized for their historical, architectural, and/or geographical significance in Windsor's history.

For additional information about the Historic Preservation Ordinance, please visit Chapter 16, Article 28 of the Municipal Code.

Interested in applying?
Additional resources:

Historic Properties
List of Windsor's local state and national register landmarks. 
Surveyed and Inventoried Properties

2010 Downtown Survey
In 2010 Historitecture, LLC, was contracted to complete an inventory of all properties in Windsor's historic, two-block downtown; an historical and architectural context; and the development of an interpretive documentary. 

1997 Historical Resources Survey
In 1997, the Town of Windsor completed its' first historic resources survey of buildings constructed prior to 1947.  The project area included properties between Chimney Park Drive and 10th Street and between Ash Street and Chestnut Street.