firm active: 1907-1921
minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
Job Date (in Parabiographies): February 12, 1908
FRED A. LARSON HOUSE, Towner, North Dakota
Pretty advanced ideas in this house for one of Rolvag's "Giants in the Earth" 'way out on the treeless fringes of New Sweden. Just what changes they made when they built it, I don't know, but we said "Yes" and "No" to numerous askings by letter.
I thought that a little more room in the upper hall would loosen up these rigid Scandinavians, but Fru Larson wanted every foot of space in the bedrooms and didn't mind ship's passages to reach them. (Says G.G.E. at this point, "Righto, old girl! Darn these archytects."
We tried to reduce this house to its net construction - to organize its parts and plan into a working mechanism, and finally to revaluate the living requirements so as to disclose something happy and comfortable.