Purcell and Elmslie, Architects
Firm active: 1907-1921
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Chicago,
Yes, I know, many people miss The Grinds.
But as can be seen in the lack of time I have been lately able to spend on
these pages, the necessities of making a living leave me with little
opportunity to spend the 15-20 hours that a Grind typically took to
generate. I am working through research materials for the P&E book,
which I hope someday to have the financial wherewithal to complete writing.
Meanwhile the first monograph on the firm, which I published in 1994,
remains available here. I am continuing to
integrate that text with links throughout the site and adding in-line
illustrations as time permits.