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First National Bank of Adams
Purcell and Elmslie
Adams, Minnesota   1920

Terra-cotta detail, cartouche
Photograph, circa 1920 (enlargement)


This view is enlarged from a slide scan, hence the fuzziness.  This cartouche and the related moulding line was removed in later years, due to deterioration of the supporting brickwork.  It is rumored to be still located somewhere in Adams, Minnesota, in private hands.

   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:P&E 399]


research courtesy mark hammons