firm active: 1907-1921
minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
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W. A. Benton, Alterations and Repairs
The deft, facile redesign of an old corner fireplace by Mr. Elmslie. Stream-lined panels, all self-contained, eggshell green Rookwood tile laid in reticulated pattern instead of with broken joints like masonry--that was indeed an innovation, calling for protests from tile setters and firm superintendence. How our draughtsmen enjoyed inking in these fresh new forms, rising to the opportunity with something more alive and less fancy in working drawings and lettering! How hard they tried, without success, to imitate Mr. Elmslie's beautiful singing line in draughting--either pencil or ink.