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The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition took place in Chicago from May 1, 1893 through October 30, 1893. This World's Fair would take place on the Midway Plaisance and what would later be known as Jackson Park. All the eyes of the world were on Chicago a mere 22 years after the city had literally burnt to the ground.

  • 1.

    The Fisheries Building

    The Fisheries Building

    The Fisheries Building would be the predecessor to the large modern aquariums common today.

  • 2.

    Japanese Ho-o-den

    Japanese Ho-o-den

    The Ho-0-Den (Phoenix Palace) was the Japanese exhibit located on Wooded Island

  • 3.

    The Illinois Building

    The Illinois Building

    Designed by William W. Boyington, the Illinois Building was the largest of the 43 State Buildings

  • 4.

    La Rabida Convent

    La Rabida Convent

    The replica of the monastery where Christopher Columbus last stayed before leaving for The New World

  • 5.

    The Palace of Fine Arts

    The Palace of Fine Arts

    One of the last remaining buildings from the fair it now houses the Museum of Science and Industry

  • 6.

    The Peristyle

    The Peristyle

    Designed by Charles B. Atwood, the Peristyle was the grand entrance from Lake Michigan

  • 7.

    Transportation Building

    Transportation Building

    Architect Louis Sullivan's contribution to the Expo

  • 8.

    Women's Building

    Women's Building

    The first of its kind at a World's Fair the building was designed by female architect Sophia Hayden

  • 9.

    The Administration Building

    The Administration Building

    Occupied the west end of the Court of Honor and housed the various administrative offices

  • 10.

    Intro to the World's Columbian Exposition

    Intro to the World's Columbian Exposition

    The eyes of the world were on Chicago from May through October, 1893!

  • 11.

    The Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building

    The Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building

    The Manufacturer's and Liberal Arts Building was the largest of the Great Buildings

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