Recently I had the chance to drive down to Aurora, IL, where there is small concentration of Purcell and Elmslie buildings. The influence of Louis Sullivan on this work is hard to ignore, but these buildings are not something that Sullivan would design. While I could go on, I'd rather just post some of the photos I took. All were taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i and a Tamron 10-24mm lens. It was a little too light for good photos, but I can't simply turn off the sun.
William H. Graham Building, 1926. George Elmslie
Old Second National Bank, 1924. George Elmslie.