Excerpt from The Stranger's Pocket-Guide to Philadelphia and the Centennial Exhibition, 1876
The british buildings, which are three in number, situated in a delightful grove near George's Hill, are well worth seeing. Two of them present to our view the residence of an old English squire in the sixteenth century, many of which are still to be seen in the rural parts of England. Everything in the building is of British manufacture. They will be occupied by the British Commission.
The japanese building - Which attracted so much attention during its erection, from the peculiar manner in which the native workmen handled their tools and went about their work, - illustrates Japanese architecture and the interior of their houses. In the bazaar all kinds Of Japanese articles are for sale.
The german buildings are three in number, the principal one being for the use Of the German Commissioners and citizens, The two other buildings are devoted respectively to the German wine-growers and manufacturers of chemicals.
The swedish school-house was erected by workmen from Sweden, everything used being brought over from that country. It Shows the arrangement of schools in Sweden.
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, and Turkey, have also erected buildings for Special purposes.
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