firm active: 1907-1921

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A. B. C. Dodd Residence
Purcell, Feick and Elmslie
Charles City, Iowa  1910
The wife of A. B. C. Dodd was a cousin of William Gray Purcell. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places (Iowa--Floyd County; added May 22, 1978).


Preliminary sketch, showing site
The preliminary sketch is interesting because, in this case, the later plans differ significantly from what was developed out of the first consultation with the client.  As Purcell notes in his Parabiographies entry, this design developed during the time George Elmslie was beginning to be present in the Minneapolis office.  Between Purcell, Elmslie, and the additional participation of drafter Marion Alice Parker, the final design has a lighter, if slightly more formal, feel. 

Front elevation

West elevation

Rear elevation 

East elevation

First floor plan 

Second floor plan

Basement plan 

Front elevation


Front and side perspective
19 images are also available from the UMedia Digital Archive at the University of Minnesota Libraries.



research courtesy mark hammons