firm active: 1907-1921
minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
In 1911, moved by both professional and personal reasons, Parker Berry entered into correspondence with Purcell, Feick, & Elmslie about leaving his employment with Louis Sullivan in Chicago and coming to work for the firm in Minneapolis. Both Purcell and Elmslie encouraged this change as much as they could without the unseemly appearance of poaching an able body from Sullivan. In the end, Sullivan appears to have trumped by offering a scope of professional opportunity greater than Parker would have likely been able to exercise with P&E.