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William L. Bottomley architectural drawings, 1913-1946

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Avery ID:D&A Bottomley View CLIO record
Creator(s):Bottomley, William Lawrence, 1883-1951.
Title:William L. Bottomley architectural drawings, 1913-1946
Physical description:384 sheets: various media
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

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

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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.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by qualified readers by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

Restrictions on Use

Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

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Preferred Citation

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

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Finding aid written by Annemarie van Roessel, Archivist, Dept. of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

Processing Information

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

EAD instance generated by Annemarie van Roessel from Access database and MS Word file, Dec. 6, 2006. Finding aid written in English.
    2008-12-06 File created.
    2009-07-23 File revised.

CLIO ID: 3464759 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented 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 consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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Subjects (Buildings)

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River House, 435 East 52nd Street (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Place Names

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New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Richmond (Va.)--Buildings, structures, etc.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Topics

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Architecture--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic--New York (State)--New York--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic--New York (State)--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architecture, Domestic--Virginia--Richmond--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.

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