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Charles Parker House, 1912-13
Purcell, Feick, and Elmslie
4829 Colfax Avenue South, Minneapolis

One of the firm's larger homes, the Parker House is oriented around a high-pitched roof. The stucco fa├žade reads like a two-dimensional mass, its surface broken only by bands of windows and a semicircular sawed-wood ornament above the doorway. The ingenious windows on the porch to the left of the entry drop directly down into the basement below when not in use. next stop >


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