The Taylor House

2325 Monument Avenue

1915

 

W. Duncan Lee was architect to some fifteen structures on Monument Avenue, including the Italian villa  designed for Jaquelin P. Taylor at 2325. The Taylor House cost $45,000 to build, four times as much as his Smyth House across the street. Lee intentionally opted for the front of the home to appear simple, yet still imposing with its three-story center flanked by two-story wings. The rear elevation and interiors are far more surprising, include a lush sunroom and is not entirely Mediterranean. The Taylor family maintains the home to this day.

Driggs, S. S., Wilson, R. G., & Winthrop, R. P. (2001). Richmond’s Monument Avenue. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

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Monument Avenue Preservation Society-MAPS advocates for the historical preservation, restoration, and pertinent development of Monument Avenue while promoting civic, cultural and educational initiatives in our immediate community.