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Skylight panel from a set of six Skylight panel from a set of six

William Gray Purcell
George Grant Elmslie
Mosaic Art Shops (E.L. Sharretts)


18 x 42 x 1/4in. (45.7 x 106.7 x 0.6cm)

Gift of funds from Mrs. Eunice Dwan

Accession #: 98.225.1

This is a recreation of the central skylight located over the teller cages of the Madison State Bank. The skylight originally comprised nine panels, however, the square central panel and two of the long border panels you see here are reproductions. For the bank, Purcell, Feick and Elmslie produced a long, narrow plan for the middle of a block. The exterior featured a window wall with aqua, orange, and yellow terra-cotta ornament enlivening the brick facade. This was similar to Purcell and Elmslie's other bank designs and also to Louis Sullivan's National Farmers' Bank in Owatonna (1908). [Include drawing showing reproduction panels {orig. done by Rurik?} and photo of bank interior from NWAA] [use alternate object name] [need 2 copies of this label]
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