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12 August 2007
I traveled through Wisconsin on my recent vacation, and took the opportunity to photograph some Prairie buildings in Madison and Rhinelander. Madison has an incredible stock of impressive houses of every style and description. Those of Prairie theme range from must-see landmarks by Wright and Sullivan to competent and sometimes inspired efforts by locals such as Alvan Small and Claude & Starck.

As a result of this day of sightseeing, over one hundred photographs have been added to many newly-created Madison pages.

Rhinelander is well-known really for a single building: Purcell & Elmslie’s First National Bank, though there’s also a comfortable post-P&E Elmslie residence and a commercial building with Sullivanesque ornament. Vacation travels also took me through Newberry, Michigan, where a heretofore unnoted Masonic Temple bears a similarly fine array of Sullivanesque ornament.


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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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