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1893 Chicago Worlds Fair Vermont Green Mountain Marble

The Electricity Building at The World's Fair: Columbian Exposition. This was a World's Fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. I just finished reading a book about this (The Devil In the White City, by Erik Larson), so I'm frolicing in seeing more photos of the Fair right now.

“The Court of Honor” at The World’s Columbian Exposition / Chicago World’s Fair in 1893

The "White City" Chicago Worlds Fair 1893 - obsessed with the 1893 fair. Wish all those old buildings were still standing.

Souvenir map of World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893

Chicago World's Fair, 1893, World's Columbian Exposition, Women's Pavillion

At the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago

1893 Chicago World's Fair Souvenirs | Company at the World's Fair, Chicago, 1893: World's Fair Souvenir ...

First Ferris Wheel at 1893 World Fair in Chicago. Each car held 60 people. Another fun fact: it was intended to outdo the Eiffel Tower in size and design. #maryslocalmarket

this amazes me that all this was built for the Worlds Fair and only one of these buildings still stands today in Chicago