This museum quality, antique, architectural facade fragment shows a blend of Elmslie's Louis Sullivan training with organic, foliate ornamentation and Art Deco geometry. This example is covered in a white slip. Elmslie also worked with renowned Prairie School architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. This building ornament was designed by Elmslie and modeled by the Midland Terra Cotta company.
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 in.
See also: AR6614, AR6615, AR6616, AR6617, AR6618.