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Service Buildings for the Henry B. Babson residence
Purcell and Elmslie
Riverside, Illinois 1915


Floor plan

Inner courtyard, circa 1916

Courtyard entrance, circa 1916

Advertising brochure, 1916

Courtyard, circa 1994

Courtyard and main building

Front perspective, circa 1994

Rabbit finials, circa 1994

Rabbit finials, circa 1994

Duck finials, ca.  1994

Wall detail, sawed wood panels, circa 1994

Wall detail, window, circa 1994

Wall detail, window, circa 1994

Interior detail, leaded glass panels, circa 1994

 21 images are also available from the University of Minnesota digital database.

Illustrations of this building appear on page 578 of "George Grant Elmslie and the Chicago Scene," by Talbot Hamlin in Pencil Points (September, 1941)

Illustration of this building appears in the catalog for the "Purcell & Elmslie, Architects" exhibition at the Walker Art Center in 1953



Other Resources

13 images are available from the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record at Library of Congress.  This link goes to a summary page on my server, with a link to the HABS site for download of higher resolution versions of the thumbnails.  All of these images were taken by Richard Nickel in 1967 and can be examined in detail, along with other materials related to preservation of the Service Buildings. [Okay, I couldn't choose just one thumbnail, and broke the style sheet here]

research courtesy mark hammons