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Butler Brothers Fireworks Warehouse
Purcell and Feick
Minneapolis, Minnesota 1907

Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1907
Text by William Gray Purcell

Job Date (in Parabiographies): March 30, 1907

A hurry-up corrugated iron and timber frame construction. Engineering by G. F., Jr. [ Feick ]

It weathered a terrible storm at it completion. The firecrackers were in transit from someplace. The building had to be designed and built before they arrived. It was. The storm scared the wits out of us for fear the building would leak, or fall down, or be struck by lightening.

   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:B4d4.1]
research courtesy mark hammons