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.
MAKER Designer: George Grant Elmslie (Scottish-American, 1869-1952) | Architect: William S. Hutton | Manufacturer: Fritz Albert (American, 1865-1940) for Northwestern Terra Cotta Co. (Chicago, IL, 1878-1965)
PROVENANCE Facade of the Oliver P. Morton School (Hammond, ID, 1936-91). George Elmslie joined the architectural firm of William Hutton to design the Morton School and other academic institutions in the 1930s. These ornaments were designed by Elmslie and modeled by Fritz Albert at the Northwestern Terra Cotta company.
DATE c. 1936-37
DIMENSIONS Width 22.5 Depth 10 Height 10.5 in.