Monday, September 3, 2018

William Montfort Boylan Hall

Montfort Hall
Montfort Hall.jpg
Montfort Hall is located in North Carolina
Montfort Hall
Location308 Boylan Ave., RaleighNorth Carolina
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectWilliam Percival
Briggs & Dodd
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #78001979[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 8, 1978


William Montfort Boylan was the youngest son of prominent Raleigh businessman, William Boylan. The younger Boylan was born in the former home of Joel Lane after his father had purchased it along with the Wakefield Plantation in 1818. In addition to Wakefield, the senior Boylan owned plantations in neighboring Johnston and Chathamcounties and in Mississippi, making him one of the wealthiest men in North Carolina. Boylan deeded his son William 100 acres (0.40 km2) on the west side of Raleigh in 1855.
William Montfort Boylan chose William Percival to design his home in 1858. In addition to designing Montfort Hall, some of Percival's work included renovations to the State Capitol and designing the New East and New West dormitories at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. William Montfort Boylan died in 1899 and the land around Montfort Hall was sold and subdivided as Boylan Heights, one of Raleigh's first planned suburban neighborhoods. Since then, Montfort Hall has passed through a succession of owners, but the building still retains much of its original character.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System"National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Historic Boylan Heights Neighborhood". Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  3. ^ Mary Ann Lee (n.d.). "Montford Hall" (pdf)National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
  4. ^ "National Park Service, retrieved on March 16, 2008". Retrieved 2012-05-18.

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