North Carolina Architects and Builders - A Biographical Dictionary

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This biographical dictionary highlights architects and builders who have produced North Carolina's architecture for more than 300 years. A brief biography plus a building list traces each person's work in the state. This is a growing website, with many more entries still to be added. We invite users to send corrections and updated information to enhance the site.

Bottomley, William Lawrence (1883-1951)

Tatton Hall [Raleigh]

William Lawrence Bottomley (February 24, 1883-February 1, 1951) was a Beaux-Arts trained master of the period revival styles popular in the early to mid-20thcentury. With offices in New York, he took many commissions in that city and its environs, but his skill in the Georgian Revival and other Beaux-Arts influenced modes also won him a strong clientele in the American South as well, especially in Virginia. His best known work in North Carolina is his Palladian inspired Raleigh residence, Tatton Hall. This overview of Bottomley's career is drawn primarily from Susan Hume Frazier, The Architecture of William Lawrence Bottomley...

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Dorton Arena, Raleigh
Matthew Nowicki, architect

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