Welcome to the Archives of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. The purpose of this online database is to function as a tool for scholars, students, architects, preservationists, journalists and other interested parties. The archive consists of photographs, slides, articles and publications from Rudolph’s lifetime; physical drawings and models; personal photos and memorabilia; and contemporary photographs and articles.
Unless otherwise noted, all images and drawings are copyright © The Estate of Paul Rudolph and The Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation. Please speak with a representative of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation to get permission to use any drawings or photos. Drawings, sketches and other materials produced by Rudolph’s architectural office at the Library of Congress are maintained there for preservation, but the intellectual property rights belong to the Paul Rudolph Estate and Ernst Wagner, founder of the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.
Address: 202 Ridgelawn Drive
Zip Code: 35613
Nation: United States
Google Maps Address: 34.79962, -86.94347
Site Area: 57,120 s.f.
Floor Area: 4,654 s.f.
Floors (Above Ground): 2
Client: John W. and Frances Garth Wallace
Architect: Paul Rudolph
Structural: John Altieri
MEP: Herman J. Spiegel
Paul Rudolph moved with his parents and three sisters - Mildred, Marie and Ruth - to Athens, Alabama in 1936. He went to Athens High School and during this time met Frances Garth Wallace.
This Southern Greek revival structure has an all white exterior and 96 x 22 colonnade of 32 brick columns.
It has a central courtyard to shade the building and an extensive covered porch.
It has two major circular staircases, one interior and one exterior.
It was featured in the 1965 issue of Life magazine.
This property was last sold for $499,000 in 2015, to Beth Beasley who did the renovation of the house.
Currently, it has an estimated value of $404,900.
DRAWINGS - Design Drawings / Renderings
DRAWINGS - Construction Drawings
DRAWINGS - Shop Drawings
PHOTOS - Project Model
PHOTOS - During Construction
PHOTOS - Completed Project
PHOTOS - Current Conditions
LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
Rudolph, Paul Marvin. “Paul Rudolph / A Note to the Architects of Japan.” Kokusai Kentiku, April, Volume 32, p.17-70, (1965)
Dunnavant, B. Jr. (1968, April 28). Candlelight Pilgrimage To Feature Nine Athens Homes. Decatur Daily, p. 31
Rudolph, P. and Moholy-Nagy, S. (1970). The Architecture of Paul Rudolph. New York: Praeger, pp. 72-75.
Davern, Jeanne M. "A Conversation with Paul Rudolph." Architectural Record 170 (March 1982): 90-97.