firm active: 1907-1921

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Edward W. Decker summer residence, second scheme
Purcell and Elmslie
Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota   1913

Two schemes were prepared for this large countryside estate on a large lake near Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The first one had a tower for "air picnics," which was omitted in the revised design.  For comparative purposes, however, all the images and documentation have been grouped together here.  Different accounting numbers were assigned for a variety of tasks.  The links on the list below return to that job number on the Compleat Commission List.


South view



Living room

Dining room


Sawed wood diagram

36 images are also available at the University of Minnesota digital database:

Illustrations of this building appear on page 579 of "George Grant Elmslie and the Chicago Scene," by Talbot Hamlin in Pencil Points (September, 1941)


Other Resources



research courtesy mark hammons