firm active: 1907-1921
minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
The text reads:
"The word Architecture is generally used to
describe particular kinds of buildings; people have not been quite willing to
use it in connection with other structures; but the word Architecture should
stand for the whole Fine Art of Building. Along with the Libraries, Banks, and
Dwellings, the word Architecture should be allowed to include Bridges and
Factories and Steamships.
Architecture has so far felt little thrill at the idea of America, but in great civic and engineering works, unconscious of Art, as in most of the common useful things about us, people are beginning to recognize the especial qualityof a native way of building things, which may be called American Architecture."