May Patterson Goodrum House

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A view of the front facade of the Goodrum House

Designed by Philip Trammell Shutze in 1932, the May Patterson Goodrum House is a shining example of the residential characteristics of historic Buckhead. The two-and-a-half story structure features a main facade covered in smooth stucco scored to resemble stone. The entrance includes an Adamesque entry with cast-iron balustrade.

The rear facade faces a semicircular terrace and includes large, two-story bow windows.  The Goodrum house is significant as a reflection of the work of Georgia Institute of Technology graduate and master architect Philip Trammell Shutze. Shutze-designed structures are among the most celebrated architectural treasures and include the Swan House in Inman Park and The Temple.

After being purchased by Watson-Brown Foundation in 2009, the home has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and undergone an extensive restoration. Plans are to have the home serve as a public museum with interpretation.

Address: 320 West Paces Ferry Road, N.W. Atlanta, GA  30305
Area of City: Buckhead
Time: 1932
Architect/Designer: Philip Trammell Shutze