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Francis Buzzell residence
Purcell and Elmslie
Lake Bluff, Illinois   1914

This commission had two stages.  Elmslie produced a scheme for a house, but the client could not afford that level of construction.  A subsequent, much simplified design for the small "cabin" shown here was developed the next year.  Documentation for both projects is combined on this page.  Purcell apparently did not write a separate Parabiographies entry for the second commission number.

  • Cabin design (1915)


Francis Buzzell with Eugene O'Neill and theater company, 1916

  10 images are available from the University of Minnesota digital database.


        A writer, Francis Buzzell published short stories in the years surrounding World War I. 

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research courtesy mark hammons