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[VIRTUAL] George Elmslie: In the Shadow of Louis Sullivan

December 7, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join the Linden Hills History Study Group to hear Richard Kronick tell the story of George Elmslie, chief draftsman from 1895 to 1909 for Louis Sullivan, Chicago’s leading architect. Sullivan was dubbed “Prophet of Modernism,” but Richard will show that, for eight well-known buildings that came out of Sullivan’s office, most of the credit belongs to George Elmslie. After leaving Sullivan in 1910, Elmslie moved to Minnesota and joined the practice of William Purcell and George Feick, Jr. Meanwhile, as Sullivan’s fame grew, Elmslie’s contribution became an inconvenient truth and was nearly erased from history.

We will host Richard’s talk virtually through Zoom. We will send all who are on the LHHSG email list a link to join the Zoom session for December 7 at 7:00 p.m. If we do not have your email address, please call 612-926-0646 or email contact@lindenhillshistory.org so that you can participate.

Richard will present this talk in the 1911 Oscar and Katherine Owre house in Minneapolis, designed by Purcell, Feick & Elmslie, and the presentation will include a brief tour of the house.

All are welcome.


December 7, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Linden Hills History Study Group