firm active: 1907-1921

minneapolis, minnesota :: chicago, illinois
philadelphia, pennsylvania :: portland, oregon

Navigation :: Home :: The Team
Parker N. Berry
Prospective Team Member

Correspondence, 1911

In 1911, moved by both professional and personal reasons, Parker Berry entered into correspondence with Purcell, Feick, & Elmslie about leaving his employment with Louis Sullivan in Chicago and coming to work for the firm in Minneapolis. Both Purcell and Elmslie encouraged this change as much as they could without the unseemly appearance of poaching an able body from Sullivan. In the end, Sullivan appears to have trumped by offering a scope of professional opportunity greater than Parker would have likely been able to exercise with P&E.

research courtesy mark hammons