The Purcell-Cutts House, designed and built by William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie, is a masterpiece of Prairie School architecture. Located at 2328 Lake Place in Minneapolis, the house has been extensively restored and is now a part of the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Unified Vision, an online interactive media program, explores the modern concepts of unified design through the exemplary Prairie School collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Featured is an online tour of the Purcell-Cutts house.

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Purcell-Cutts House Tours

The house is open to the public the second weekend of each month. Special tours are given throughout the holiday season.

Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for students and seniors; and free to MIA members and children 12 and under.

The Purcell-Cutts House is not wheelchair accessible, and stairs located in and around the Purcell-Cutts House may pose navigational difficulties for individuals with limited mobility.  However, an extensive online tour of the Purcell-Cutts House is available on the Unified Vision Web site. For auxiliary services and devices, other accessibility questions, reservations and more information, call (612) 870-3000, or (888) 642-2787 (ext.6323), or stop by any Visitor Services Desks at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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