This year, the Homes by Architects Tour moved to a virtual format for the safety of tour-goers. This didn’t stop us from providing the highest-quality HBAT experience to all those who attended the tour. We decided to create a video delving into the lives of Purcell and Elmslie, two famous midwestern architects.

But who were William Purcell and George Grant Elmslie, and what do they have to do with our house on the tour, the historic EL Powers house? Watch the video to find out more! We hope you enjoy this tour through Prairie School Architecture, midwestern architecture, and our esteemed tour house.