1893 Expo

Elderhostel 1893 Expo

1893 World's Colombian Exposition

Photos from the Colombian Room
Museum of Science and Industry

Gateway Building


Palace of Mechanic Arts


The Electricity Building, designed by Henry Van Brunt and Frank Maynard Howe


Horticulture Building


Mining Building


Louis Sullivan's polychrome proto-Modern Transportation Building was an outstanding exception to the prevailing style,
 as he tried to develop an organic American form.
He believed that the classical style of the White City had set back modern American architecture by forty years.




The Ferris Wheel at the 1893 Expositionon



Memorabilia from the World's Columbian Exposition



Posters and Publications


stereo view cards of the Ferris wheel


Columbian Medallion


Columbian Jug



the large scissors used to cut the ribbon on opening day



surviving statue

The Rookery


Rookery Building

Offices of Burnham during the planning for
World's Colombian Exposition



Rookery entrance

Elderhostel 1893 Expo

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