May Patterson Goodrum House Website

May Patterson Goodrum House

Philip Shutze designed this home in 1929 for May Patterson Goodrum, widow of wealthy Atlanta businessman James J. Goodrum. In that he largely had free reign over the design of home and its substantial landscape, Shutze not surprisingly considered this his “most favorite house.” Upon its completion in 1931, the design earned an honorable mention by the Architecture League of New York, a first for Shutze and a rare recognition by the League of southern architecture. If anything, the prize was an overdue accolade for a designer of national importance and for a city consciously striving to shed its undeserved provincial southern identity. It did serve as a milestone of remarkable achievement for the architect recognized as the creator of Atlanta’s finest built environment and lauded as America’s foremost classicist.

May Patterson Goodrum House Website