Michael S. Robertson, Sr. papers on Windsor Forest
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Michael S. Robertson, Sr. papers on Windsor Forest

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Robertson, Michael S., 1927-1991.
Title: Michael S. Robertson, Sr. papers on Windsor Forest
Dates: 1955-1976
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (2 folders, 1 roll)
Identification: MS 1790

Biographical/Historical Note

Michael S. Robertson was born on April 8, 1927 and lived in Savannah, Georgia, during the 1950s until his death on July 18, 1991. Roberson worked as a real estate executive for Roma Realty Company in Savannah. He secured the land, engaged Eugene R. Martini to survey the land, and negotiated for two years with prospective buyers until a local group of business men formed the Delta Land Corp. and purchased what would become the Windsor Forest subdivision. Developed by Delta Land Corp. in the late 1950s, the property initially included plans for 3000 home sites, 6 church sites, 4 school sites, 3 commercial sites, a fire station, and a 9-hole golf course. Windsor Forest was described as "Savannah's first planned community" and "Georgia's largest residential area". As the originator of Windsor Forest, Robertson and his wife Mary, along with their five children (Michele, Felice, Ted, Cornelia, and Michael Jr.) were the neighborhood's first residents. Robertson also served as president of the Windsor Forest Country Club.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a certificate, clippings, country club membership lists and newsletters, photographs, plats, and property surveys relating to the Windsor Forest housing subdivision in Savannah, Georgia. Materials relate to the development of the community from 1955-1976.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 2 folders and 1 roll:

Folders 1-2: Contain a certificate, clippings, country club membership lists and newsletters, photographs, plats, and property surveys, 1955-1976.

Roll 1: Contains Welwood Subdivision Phase I plan, 1958; Windsor Forest Subdivision Master Plan (revised), 1958; Sketch of Land Property Owned by Donald R. Livingston, 1958; and Cedar Grove Plantation survey, 1964.


Index Terms

Cedar Grove Plantation (Savannah, Ga.)
Certificates.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Housing developers--Georgia--Savannah.
Land surveys.
Membership lists.
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Planned communities--Georgia--Savannah.
Plats (maps)
Robertson, Michael S., 1927-1991.
Windsor Forest (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

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Access Restrictions

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