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Palace of Fine Arts - Chicago, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 47.495 W 087° 34.975
16T E 451566 N 4626800
Quick Description: Only remaining in place building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, now housing the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2007 6:18:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM1QAF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
Views: 265

Long Description:
Originally built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, this structure later became the first home of the Field Museum of Natural History. After the museum moved out, the plaster-clad building was reconstructed (1929-33) in stone for the Museum of Science and Industry. Although its exterior is an exact copy of the original Beaux-Arts style Classical Revival design, its interior was remodeled in the Art Moderne style, under the direction of architect Alfred Shaw.
Original Name of Structure (during fair): Palace of Fine Arts

Current Name of Structure: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

Architect/Designer: Charles B. Atwood

Fair Name: World's Columbian Exposition

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Year of Fair: 1893

Theme of Fair: 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World

Website Proof: [Web Link]

Website Reference: Not listed

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