Official Guide to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, April 30th to December 1st, 1904; By Authority of the

Official Guide to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, April 30th to December 1st, 1904; By Authority of the

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... the cells of the prison within the courtyard of the Cabildo are the original stocks used by the Spanish in punishing prisoners, which have been removed from the Cabildo at New Orleans. The lower room of the Cabildo, now used as a City Court, serves as a general reception and reading room where Louisianans are "at home." The building is 95 by 107 feet and cost $22,000. Louisiana has exhibits in nine buildings, including displays of its three great staples--sugar, rice and cotton; vegetables, raisins, nuts, woods, game and fish. Unique features in the Palace of Mines are the Devil in sulphur, and Lot's wife in salt. Maine.--A building unique in character, with the motif the log cabin, the walls constructed of logs and the roof covered with shaved shingles, represents the State of Maine on the Plateau of States. It stands in the shady grove that extends from the Pennsylvania building westward to the Gulch. On the right of the central hallway on the first floor is located a staircase hall--the staircase constructed of logs and timbers. The building is 140 by 68 feet, and cost $20,000. The timber was felled in the Maine forests. The building was put together there, taken to pieces and reconstructed in St. Louis by Maine woodmen. Maryland.--The Maryland building is on Constitution Av., between West Virginia and Oklahoma. The structure is the same as was erected by Maryland at the Charleston Exposition. The size of the building is 102 by 50 feet, and it cost $20,000. It is two stories high and in the Italian renaissance style. There is a terrace at the rear of the building in the wooded land from which a fine view of the Government Bird Cage may be obtained. Massachusetts.--A composition of old colonial mansion style, with many features of...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236639766
  • 9781236639769