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.
MAKER Designer: George Grant Elmslie (Scottish-American, 1869-1952) | Manufacturer: Midland Terra Cotta Co. (Chicago, IL,1910-30)
LITERATURE Midland Terra Cotta Company catalog, plate 77.
PROVENANCE Salvaged from a recent demolition of a commercial building (Chicago, IL).
DATE c. 1915
DIMENSIONS Width 75 Depth 5 Height 38.5 in.