Purcell and Elmslie, Architects
Firm active: 1907-1921
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Chicago,
Job Date (in Parabiographies): February 24, 1911
H. W. Baker, Alterations at Lake Minnetonka
Baker was a Cornell man, president of Butler Brothers, typical clubman, very much an aristocrat, but genial, whole-souled and very democratic with those whom he considered as belonging to his own class. He was so fat that he could hardly sit down, was one of those fat men that seemed to be pumped up like a rubber tire. He went without his lunch in order to reduce, but balanced the day's rations very effectively at breakfast and dinner. He died in San Diego at no advanced age about 1920.
This work was some very incidental repairs and additions to his Lake Minnetonka cottage.