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Grand Meadow in Mower County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

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Close-up of marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 28, 2013
1. Close-up of marker
Inscription.  This building, designed by architects William G. Purcell and George G. Elmslie stands as a historic symbol of the Prairie School style of architecture.

Built in 1910, the building captures many of the artistic and structural design characteristics of their endeavors. The terra-cotta and mosaic ornamentation is the expression of Elmslie while the strong rectangular look represents Purcell's design.

Their partnership began in 1909 and this bank building was the first designed by the firm that was erected.

Architects
Purcell, Feick and Elmslie
Restoration project 1973–1974
by Danielson Bros, Builders

 
Erected 1974 by Danielson Bros, Builders.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 43° 42.355′ N, 92° 34.377′ W. Marker is in Grand Meadow, Minnesota, in Mower County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Avenue West and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Grand Avenue West. Marker is at the southeast
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corner of the building, facing south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Main Street North, Grand Meadow MN 55936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richard W. Sears Birthplace (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Exchange State Bank on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 7, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota.)
 
Historic bank building with marker on closest corner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 28, 2013
2. Historic bank building with marker on closest corner
Marker and architectural detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By McGhiever, July 28, 2013
3. Marker and architectural detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2020, by McGhiever of Minneapolis, Minnesota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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