Thomas Moran - Chicago World's Fair - Brooklyn Museum painting of the Administration Building Many prominent civic, professional, and commercial leaders from around the United States participated in the financing, coordination, and management of the Fair, including Chicago shoe company owner Charles H. Schwab,  Chicago railroad and manufacturing magnate John Whitfield Bunnand Connecticut banking, insurance, and iron products magnate Milo Barnum Richardsonamong many others.
Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it. Precedent The Great Central Fair ofone of the many fairs held during the Civil War, anticipated the combination of public, private, and commercial efforts that were necessary for the Centennial.
The Great Central Fair, held on Logan Square, had a similar gothic appearance, the waving flags, the huge central hall, the "curiosities" and relics, handmade and industrial exhibits, and also a visit from the President and his family, provided a creative and communal means for ordinary citizens to promote the welfare of Union soldiers and dedicate themselves to the survival of the nation.
They also made Philadelphia a vital center in the Union war effort. The idea of the Centennial Exposition is credited to John L.
Campbell, a professor of mathematics, natural philosophy and astronomy at Wabash CollegeCrawfordsville, Indiana. Detractors said the project would not be able to find funding, other nations might not attend, and U. With reference to the numerous events of national importance that were held in the past and related to the City of Philadelphia, the City Council resolved in Januaryto hold the Centennial Exposition in the city in The Philadelphia City Council and the Pennsylvania General Assembly created a committee to study the project and seek support of the U.
The bill, which passed on March 3,provided that the U. Hawley of Connecticut as president. Originally, the board thought it was a subsidybut after the Centennial ended, the government sued for the money back, and the United States Supreme Court ultimately forced the commission to repay the government.
Inthe Centennial Commission named Alfred T. Goshorn as the director general of the Exposition. The Fairmount Park Commission set aside acres 1. The Commission decided to classify the exhibits into seven departments: Newspaper publisher John W. Forney agreed to head and pay for a Philadelphia commission sent to Europe to invite nations to exhibit at the exposition.
Despite fears of a European boycott and high American tariffs making foreign goods not worthwhile, no European country declined the invitation. A Centennial Lodging-House Agency made a list of rooms in hotels, boarding houses and private homes and then sold tickets for the available rooms in cities promoting the Centennial or on trains heading for Philadelphia.
Its main branch, designed by Frank Furnesswas opened that April on the southeast corner of Market Street and 32nd Street.
A branch office operated during the Centennial on the fairgrounds. Apart from these buildings, there were separate buildings for state, federal, foreign, corporate, and public comfort buildings. This strategy of numerous buildings in one exposition, set it apart from the previous fairs around the world that relied exclusively on having one or a few large buildings.
The Centennial Commission sponsored a design competition for the principal buildings, conducted in two rounds; winners of the first round had to have details such as construction cost and time prepared for the runoff on September 20, Counter History.
I have learned over the years not to trust counters, but to regard them as a useful tool for comparisons. Here is the history of the counter on this web site since I . Machinery Hall, Centennial Exposition , Philadelphia Essays - Machinery Hall, Centennial Exposition , Philadelphia The "International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine, in the city of Philadelphia" was opened on the 10th day of May in the year THE FIVE HIGHWAYS.
At the time of the early settlement of the North Trenton comunity, the stretch of the highway now known as Brunswick Avenue, was a part of the old Maidenhead Road, leading through Maidenhead (now Lawrenceville) to Princeton.
Interesting Places to Visit. Nashville Parthenon (Nashville, Tennessee) By Richard Grigonis —Last updated February 12, While driving through Nashville, Tennessee, you may come across a sign for the Parthenon. OVERVIEW. In celebration of America’s one-hundredth anniversary of independence, the Centennial Exhibition took place on more than acres of land in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park May November 10, On May 20, , Harper's Weekly on the opening day of the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.
It shows Columbia, the personification of the United States, welcoming representatives of other nations. The featured exhibit at Machinery Hall and the entire Centennial Exhibition was the Corliss Steam Engine, which powered the numerous.