multi-colored leaded glass with geometric design; multi-colored rectangular design bordered by off-white bands at top and bottom

Skylight panel from a set of six, 1913

This is a recreation of the central skylight located over the teller cages of the Madison State Bank. The skylight originally comprised nine panels, however, the square central panel and two of the long border panels you see here are reproductions. For the bank, Purcell, Feick and Elmslie produced a long, narrow plan for the middle of a block. The exterior featured a window wall with aqua, orange, and yellow terra-cotta ornament enlivening the brick facade. This was similar to Purcell and Elmslie's other bank designs and also to Louis Sullivan's National Farmers' Bank in Owatonna (1908).

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Skylight from Madison State Bank (#571)
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Title
Skylight panel from a set of six
Artist Life
1880–1965
Role
Designer
Accession Number
98.225.1
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multi-colored leaded glass with geometric design; multi-colored rectangular design bordered by off-white bands at top and bottom