Maker: Designer: George Grant Elmslie (Scottish-American, 1869-1952) | Architect: William S. Hutton | Manufacturer: Fritz Albert (American, 1865-1940) for Midland Terra Cotta Co. (Chicago, IL,1910-30)
This exterior, architectural cornice fragment shows a blend of Elmslie's Louis Sullivan training with organic, foliate ornamentation and Art Deco geometry. This example is covered in a buff yellow slip. Elmslie also worked with Prairie School architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Provenance: facade of the Thomas A. Edison Elementary School (Hammond, ID, 1936-91). George Elmslie joined the architectural firm of William Hutton to design the Edison School and other academic institutions in the 1930s. These ornaments were designed by Elmslie and modeled by Fritz Albert at the Midland Terra Cotta company.
Date: c. 1936
Dimensions: W 29.5 D 5.5 H 13.5 in.
See also: AR6614, AR6615, AR6616, AR6617, AR6618.