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Stables for Henry B. Babson
Purcell, Feick and Elmslie
Riverside, Illinois  1910

Text by William Gray Purcell
Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1910

Job Date (in Parabiographies): June 20, 1910

BABSON BARN, Riverside, Ill. (for G.G.E.)

This and the Ingram barn, No. 91, two months later, might easily be "the last of the horse barns." There were no provisions for an automobile. This Babson Barn was about the best thing of its kind to date, clean-cut, fresh and imaginative. Mr. Elmslie had left Sullivan but was not yet spending much time in Minneapolis. Miss Parker and Lawrence Clapp were delighted to make the working drawings from these sketches, every line of which opened up for them a new world of architecture. Not a detail followed patterns with which they were familiar .


   Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:B4d1.4]
research courtesy mark hammons