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George W. Wishard residence, alterations
Purcell, Feick and Elmslie
Minneapolis, Minnesota  1912

Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1910
Text by William Gray Purcell
for 1912

Job Date (in Parabiographies): March 9, 1912

GEORGE W. WISHARD - Remodeling, furniture

Leaded glass and other items for a man of unique Christian character; "good-will-toward-men", toward all men, all the time; that was this Presbyterian Church worker and "Elder", George Wishard. His church was his empire, his business was its servant, his home a church colony. I knew him in Indiana long before I came to Minneapolis.

When I presented a bill for my services which was high, as it was all special and highly detailed work, he put on his glasses, looked it over without changing expression, looked at me a moment, and reached for his large desk check book. He handed me the check face up, to read my way. He had added $100. He beamed good will and said he and his wife valued the care and attention given, and what they had reluctantly undertaken had been a pleasant experience.

   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:B4d1.6]

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