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World Fairs have been around for over 150 years and their buildings and landscaping are often very innovative. This category seeks to waymark those unique, permanently built, historic places designed for World Fairs and Expositions.
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Image for "The Raven" Viking Ship - Good Templar Park, Geneva, ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo Structures"The Raven" Viking Ship - Good Templar Park, Geneva, IL

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A major attraction when it arrived at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Now located in Good Templar Park and beginning a restoration after a recent preservation grant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/21/2008

last visited: 7/5/2015

Image for Trachodon from 1964 New York World's Fair - Brookfield, ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresTrachodon from 1964 New York World's Fair - Brookfield, IL

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A unique exhibit item from the 1964 New York World's Fair donated to the Brookfield Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 3/17/2008

last visited: 9/16/2008

Image for Christopher Columbus statue - Fire Museum of Greater Chicago, Chicago, ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChristopher Columbus statue - Fire Museum of Greater Chicago, Chicago, IL

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A newly refurbished, 12 foot Columbus, originally from the 1893 World's Fair, is now on display in the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/3/2010

last visited: never

Image for Christopher Columbus Statue -  Arrigo Park, Chicago, ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChristopher Columbus Statue - Arrigo Park, Chicago, IL

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This 9-ft bronze statue was completed in Rome, Italy on July 22, 1892 by Moses Ezekiel, a leading American sculptor. It was commissioned by the owners of the Columbus Memorial Building for the opening of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 8/10/2009

last visited: 9/6/2009

Image for Shakespeare Statue - Lincoln Park, Chicago,ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresShakespeare Statue - Lincoln Park, Chicago,IL

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William Ordway Partridge's statue of a seated William Shakespeare (1894) provides a lap for children to climb onto. Moved to Lincoln Park after being on display at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/9/2008

last visited: 6/19/2008

Image for World's Congress Auxiliary Building - Art Institute of Chicagoview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresWorld's Congress Auxiliary Building - Art Institute of Chicago

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The AIC can be found in Grant Park near the shores of Lake Michigan. It was originally built in 1893 as the World's Congress Auxiliary Building for the 1893 World's Fair.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty

location: Illinois

date approved: 7/15/2007

last visited: 11/11/2015

Image for Christopher Columbus Statue - Grant Park, Chicago,ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChristopher Columbus Statue - Grant Park, Chicago,IL

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Completed 1933 for the Century of Progress Exposition; now located in Grant Park at Roosevelt & Columbus Drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 5/10/2008

last visited: 7/27/2016

Image for Balbo Column - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresBalbo Column - Chicago, IL

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This column commemorates General Italo Balbo's trans-Atlantic flight to Chicago in 1933.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Illinois

date approved: 2/25/2008

last visited: 11/21/2013

Image for Historic Garfield Boulevard 'L' Station and Overpass - Chicago, ILview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresHistoric Garfield Boulevard 'L' Station and Overpass - Chicago, IL

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The Garfield Boulevard "L" Station, part of Chicago's original "Alley L," is one of the oldest intact elevated rail stations in the United States. It was built in late 1892 to facilitate access to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/18/2010

last visited: never

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresMidway - Chicago, United States

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How is this green stretch of land, an eighth of a mile wide by over a mile long, related to the 1893 World's Fair?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shorelander

location: Illinois

date approved: 4/6/2007

last visited: 12/11/2017

Image for Palace of Fine Arts - Chicago, Illinoisview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresPalace of Fine Arts - Chicago, Illinois

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Only remaining in place building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, now housing the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/23/2007

last visited: 10/23/2014

Image for Chicago World's Fair Houses - Beverly Shores, INview gallery

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Permanent World Fair and Expo StructuresChicago World's Fair Houses - Beverly Shores, IN

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The houses were built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and relocated to the Indiana Dunes area thereafter. Take Route 12 to Broadway in Beverly Shores (right by the South Shore Train Station) and go north until you Lake Shore Drive and turn left.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

location: Indiana

date approved: 5/6/2008

last visited: 5/27/2018

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