Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

William L. Bottomley architectural drawings, 1913-1946

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 3464759 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Bottomley, William Lawrence, 1883-1951
Title William L. Bottomley architectural drawings, 1913-1946
Physical Description 384 drawings
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials are organized alphabetical order by state, therein by city, and then by project name.

Description

Scope and Content

This collection contains original drawings for thirty-nine architectural commissions, dated from 1913 to 1946. The majority of projects were located in New York City; other locations include the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. Projects with the greatest number of extant drawings include River House in New York City (1930-1931); the Ernest P. Davies residence in Roslyn, New York (1916); the William Goadby Loew residence in Old Westbury, New York (1931-1932); and the Robert Goelet residence in Georgetown, South Carolina (1935). Drawings are primarily done in graphite on tracing paper, with some in ink on drafting linen.

Using the Collection

Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.

Preferred Citation

William L. Bottomley architectural drawings, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York, NY.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

Processed by staff of the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Oct. 2002.

Revision Description

2008-12-06 File created.

2009-07-23 File revised.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic -- Virginia -- Richmond -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fifty-second Street (New York, N.Y.) -- 435 East Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Richmond (Va.) -- Buildings, structures, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
River House, 435 East 52nd Street (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

William Lawrence Bottomley, 1883-1951, received his B.A. degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1906. He is best known for his residential work, both private residences and apartment buildings, in the metropolitan New York area and in several Mid-Atlantic States. His best known project is the River House apartment building, 435 East 52nd Street in New York City, from 1930-1931.