Address: 2328 Lake Place
Neighborhood: East Isles
Construction Date: 1913
Architect: Purcell and Elmslie
Architectural Style: Prairie School
Historic Use: Private Residence
Current Use: Private Residence
Date of Local Designation: 1975
Date of National Register Designation: 1974
Area(s) of Significance: Architecture; Master Architect
Period of Significance: 1913-
Historic Profile: The Purcell House remains as one of the finest examples of work done by the local architecture firm of Purcell and Elmslie. Greatly influenced by Louis Henri Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright, Purcell and Elmslie brought the Prairie Style of architecture to Minneapolis. While they are noted for their residential designs such as the Backus House and the Wakefield House, the house Purcell designed for himself has been recognized as his greatest accomplishment. The structure’s horizontal plane and flat roof as well as the conscious use of natural materials and colors flawlessly reflect the Prairie School design ethic.
Circa 1975, Unknown
2006, Minneapolis CPED
"National Register of Historic Places – Nomination Form," 1972.
Updated: February 2007