He is known to have been a student at Girard College in 1856.
At the time of his death he had an office in the Commonwealth Trust Company Building.
Among the public and business structures he designed in Philadelphia was the Tradesmen’s National Bank, Fidelity Trust Company Building, and the Masonic Temple; also credited as one of his works is the State Library at Harrisburg, Pa. He died at the age of seventy-nine in Marion, Pa., survived by a son, John Torrey Windrim.
Mr. Windrim was elected a member of the A.I.A. in 1876, and in 1880 was advanced to Institute Fellowship.