firm active: 1907-1921

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

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Writings by William Gray Purcell (1909-1917)

Abstract: The organically functional design of the Stewart Memorial Church represents an honest approach to the architectural expression of modern Presbyterian worship practices [illustrated by the Stewart Memorial Church].

Abstract: Brief discussion of "the Fine Art of Architecture," noting the arrival of noted Dutch Progressive Berlage on his 1912 tour of America.

Abstract: An argument to abandon historical forms and develop an indigenous American architecture.

Abstract: Reviews the work of architect H. P. Berlage.

Abstract: Biographical sketch of architect W. B. Griffin.

Abstract: The principal statement by Purcell & Elmslie of their design philosophy.

Abstract: Discusses the work of Robert C. Spencer and Horace S. Powers.

Abstract: An argument for the use of materials and resources native to the building locale (illustrated).

research courtesy mark hammons