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27 April 2007
The level of correspondence has been increasing, which is a gratifying thing. I’m putting together this page so that April doesn’t pass by without some comment. As you can see, I haven’t drawn the obvious conclusion from the apparent fact that the less I write in this space, the more others seem write to me.

PST visitors, in increasing numbers, are writing to point out errors, add facts and contribute reminiscences. As a result, a building pictured in a postcard image of a high school in Tigerton, Wisconsin, has been identified as still extant, real street addresses have been added to some of Purcell & Elmslie’s houses near Lake Minnetonka (now properly located in Excelsior and Wayzata), and photographs of PS buildings are being added in the state of Mississippi, of all places. Thanks to Dr. Chris Nelson, Ann Meyer, and Phil Pecord, respectively, for these contributions.

Butch Kmet continues to send fine photographs of Utah PS buildings. Of special note is the amazing Becker House in Ogden. It’s a handsome but somewhat stolid house that is enlivened by unique latticework incorporated in the house’s soffits and the garden pergolas.


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As always, I welcome your comments about this site or any Prairie School building.

John A. Panning, Lake City, Iowa





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