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George Grant Elmslie Architectural Terra Cotta Element - Prairie School - Wright



Chicago-based architect George Grant Elmslie architectural salvage circa 1936, upper course band slip glaze exterior terra cotta panel from the Oliver P. Morton school, Hammond, Indiana. Elmslie, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis H. Sullivan was a master of prairie-style architecture, designed the building's terra cotta ornament alongside principal architect William Hutton. The richly ornate terra cotta with a striking interplay between intricate organic leafage and geometric designs and or shapes is comprised of natural clay with an original slip glaze finish. It was fabricated by the Midland terracotta Company with Fritz Albert as clay modeler. The School was constructed in 1936-1937 with partial funding from the depression era public works administration and was later demolished in 1991. Some loss, see photos, overall fine example displays nicely. Will ship with original wood crate.


  • Creator
    George Grant Elmslie (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.94 in. (35.41 cm)Width: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Depth: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)
  • Style
    Prairie School (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Very nice example, see photos , some loss.
  • Seller Location
    St. Louis, MO
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU820219010382

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