Detail View: The AMICA Library: Pair of windows from the Capital Building and Loan Association

AMICA ID: 
MIA_.98.256.2.1
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
Object Type: 
Architecture
Creator Name: 
Elmslie, George Grant
Creator Nationality: 
North American; American
Creator Role: 
designer
Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
George Grant Elmslie
Title: 
Pair of windows from the Capital Building and Loan Association
View: 
Front
Creation Date: 
about 1918 - 1921
Creation Start Date: 
1918
Creation End Date: 
1921
Materials and Techniques: 
leaded glass
Classification Term: 
leaded glass
Creation Place: 
Topeka, Kansas
Dimensions: 
H.16-1/4 x W.11 x D.1/4 in.
Component Measured: 
overall
Measurement Unit: 
in
AMICA Contributor: 
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: 
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 
98.256.2.1
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roger G. Kennedy
Rights: 
Context: 

George Grant Elmslie began drawing up plans for the Capitol Building and Loan Association in 1918, but construction did not begin until 1922, after the firm of Purcell and Elmslie had been dissolved. By this time Prairie School was fast losing ground to modernism. But in the windows for Capitol Building and Loan, Elmslie still used repeated geometric forms and colors to unify the interior and exterior. This window features circle motifs and rectangles of varying size, reminiscent of the windows in Frank Lloyd Wright's Avery Coonley playhouse (1912).

Related Image Identifier Link: 
MIA_.16516c.tif