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Oscar Owre residence, alterations and furniture
Purcell, Feick, and Elmslie
Minneapolis, Minnesota  1914

entry, Volume for 1914

Text by William Gray Purcell

Dr. Owre furniture

Desk and bookcase for Dr. Owre's study on second floor. Sounds simple enough, but it will be 1934 before such things begin to appear in the architectural press. This room was satisfying to begin with, but installing this furniture made a very organic and complete ensemble - sort of a 'stateroom' on shore. The John S. Bradstreet Co. built the stuff and did a beautiful job of cabinet work. 


   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:B4d1.8]
research courtesy mark hammons