Purcell and Elmslie, Architects
Firm active: 1907-1921
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Chicago,
Text by William Gray Purcell
Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1912
Job Date (in Parabiographies): March 9, 1912
GEORGE W. WISHARD - Remodeling, furniture
Leaded glass and other items for a man of unique Christian character; "good-will-toward-men", toward all men, all the time; that was this Presbyterian Church worker and "Elder", George Wishard. His church was his empire, his business was its servant, his home a church colony. I knew him in Indiana long before I came to Minneapolis.
When I presented a bill for my services which was high, as it was all special and highly detailed work, he put on his glasses, looked it over without changing expression, looked at me a moment, and reached for his large desk check book. He handed me the check face up, to read my way. He had added $100. He beamed good will and said he and his wife valued the care and attention given, and what they had reluctantly undertaken had been a pleasant experience.