Purcell and Elmslie, Architects
Firm active: 1907-1921
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Chicago,
Text by William Gray Purcell
Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1914
Job Date (in Parabiography): December, 2, 1914
FRANCIS BUZZELL, Lake Bluff (House)
Mr. Elmslie made a very beautiful plan for Buzzell. This was rather in the nature of doing something to build up his interest in a dwelling project that was just beginning to take form in his mind. It was entirely beyond his economic situation. We therefore got down to brass tacks with the project. A sort of glorified single room with subdivisions following very closely the idea embodied in the Minnesota State [Arts Commission] house No. , which was later developed and built at Rose Valley, [Pennsylvania]. This little building under the oak trees in a location which was then very suburban, was a charming and peaceful home.