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Illinois Pavilion

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Identification

Illinois Pavilion
Illinois Building
137703

Structure in General

monumental hall
demolished [destroyed]
neo-classicism

Facts

  • One of several state pavilions at the 1893 World's Fair. Other major pavilions included California's and New York's.
  • The building had the second-tallest dome in the Columbian Exposition, behind only the Columbian Exposition Administration Building.
  • The site was at the west end of a bridge across the lagoon. Today the bridge is informally called the Clarence Darrow Bridge, because the famous atheist lawyer promised his friends that if there were an afterlife he would reappear at the bridge every year as a ghost.
  • Located southwest of the Palace of Fine Arts (presently the Museum of Science and Industry, and the only building from the fair remaining on the site). The two buildings were separated by a small lagoon which still exists.

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Location

5899 South Cornell Avenue
5899 South Cornell Avenue in Jackson Park
60637
Hyde Park
South Side
Chicago
Illinois
U.S.A.

Technical Data

235.00 ft
235.00 ft
1893
1894

Involved Companies


Burnham and Root
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