firm active: 1907-1921
minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
Job Date (in Parabiographies): November 30, 1910
HAROLD E. HINELINE 4920 Dupont Avenue, South, Minneapolis Working drawings, February 28, 1911 G.G.E. on design W.G.P. drew and traced G.F., Jr. checked.
The firecracker warehouse job, No.4 , introduced us to Mr. Burr, who was Baker's associate in Butler Brothers. His daughter was about to be married and Burr wanted us to do a nice little house for the young couple. This dwelling is really Mr. Elmslie's version of the Jones house, #23. No new ideas were introduced in the mechanics or general disposition of the plan. But he gave totally new expression to the house by adjusting the parts and by the selection and interrelation of the materials of construction. Ten years later, as their family grew, they enlarged the house toward the north, Mr. Hineline drawing his own plans for this, and was not very successful in relating either the plan or design to what had already been done.
This house was beautifully related to its simple flat woodsy site and its scale nicely adjusted in every detail that the building conveyed a deep sense of satisfaction in which self-conscious "design" seemed absent--in today's expressive slang it would be called a "natural."