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Soldier's Memorial Arch for C. M. Loring, project
Purcell and Feick
Minneapolis, Minnesota  1908

Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1908
Text by William Gray Purcell

Job Date (in Parabiographies entry): August 20, 1908

C. M. Loring, Park Project. Memorial Arch

Consultation and sketches. C. M. Loring was the father of the Minneapolis park system, and for some reason or other, took a fancy to George Feick and me.

He was also held in great esteem in Riverside, California, where he spent his winters, and it was he who conceived and carried out the Rubidoux Heights Park where the idea of Easter Sunrise Services originated. He planted thousands of trees throughout the city of Riverside, where he was as well known and greatly beloved as in Minneapolis.

A gentleman of the old school well advanced in years, Mr. Loring came to the office occasionally to talk - asked us to his home to dinner. His wife was a plain, wholesome, very intelligent woman. They lived without ostentation, although people of large means.



   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:B4d1.2]
research courtesy mark hammons