This museum quality, antique, architectural facade fragment shows a blend of Elmslie's Louis Sullivan training with organic, foliate ornamentation and Art Deco geometry. Elmslie also worked with renowned Prairie School architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. This ornament was designed by Elmslie and modeled by the Midland Terra Cotta company. It is finished in a white slip.
Designer: George Grant Elmslie (Scottish-American, 1869-1952) | Manufacturer: Midland Terra Cotta Co. (Chicago, IL, 1910-30)
Midland Terra Cotta Company catalog, plate 77.
Salvaged from a recent demolition of a commercial building (Chicago, IL).
Width 75 Depth 5 Height 38.5 inches