|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
Materials are organized alphabetical order by state, therein by city, and then by project name.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Processed by staff of the Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Oct. 2002.
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.
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.