George Grant Elmslie

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Birthday
20, 1869
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Apr 23, 1952 (83)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1869
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Apr 23, 1952 (83)

About

Prairie School architect who was a partner in the firm, Purcell & Elmslie. Designed various banks, train stations, and commercial buildings, mostly in the Midwestern U.S.

Before Fame

His various partnerships led him to collaborate with such notables as Hermann V. von Holst, William Eugene Drummond, and William L. Steele. He and his firm were second to Frank Lloyd Wright in commissions received.

Trivia

He was named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects in 1947.

Family Life

He lied about his age in order to enter the U.S. from Scotland. He joined his father, John Elmslie, in Chicago after leaving Scotland as a boy.

Associated With

He worked for Louis Sullivan in the early 1900s.