firm active: 1907-1921

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Writings by William Gray Purcell
The Parabiographies manuscripts (circa 1930s-1950s)

Volume for 1910: "Work of the Fourth Year"

Note that entries may contain comments, observations, and anecdotes ranging far beyond the specific elements of an architectural commission.  Then again, the entry might also be little more than a curt dismissal in passing.

A fragment of an early draft with pagination disconnected from later versions contains important information on the formation of the firm that is absent from the continuity of manuscript given below.


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