2309 Monument Avenue

William Lawrence Bottomley was a New York architect who designed seven Monument Avenue homes and the Stuart Court Apartments. Among the homes was 2309 Monument Avenue, his first on the street, begun in 1916 and completed in 1918 at a cost of $20,000.

The house, originally built for Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Golsan, has minimal architectural ornamentation on the façade, save for its wrought iron balconies and railings. Through the asymmetrical entrance of the Georgian Revival home and beyond the narrow entrance hall lies a surprising, expansive and spectacular internal stair hall that is richly ornamented and is undoubtedly the home’s most impressive feature.

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

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