Chicago"s white city of 1893

by David F. Burg

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky in Lexington

Written in English
Cover of: Chicago
Published: Pages: 381 Downloads: 733
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid F. Burg.
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LC ClassificationsT500.B1 B87
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 381 p. :
Number of Pages381
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Open LibraryOL5184920M
ISBN 100813113318
LC Control Number75003542
OCLC/WorldCa2210558

  The World's Columbian Exposition, covering acres, opened on May 1, Admission prices were 50¢ for adults, 25¢ for children under 12 years of age, and free for children under six. Unfortunately, by , most of the fair's buildings had been removed or destroyed, but this collection takes readers on a tour of the grounds as they Pages:   The World’s Columbian Exposition transformed the city of Chicago in and influenced the city’s development for decades to come. The Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair, was located in Jackson Park, at the current site of the Museum of Science and Industry and the Midway Plaisance. In , the million visitors to the Chicago World’s Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights. In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, most visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair’s acres lay a modern metropolis that rivaled. Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag. Saved in: Chicago's white city of / In , the year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion. Although the World's Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world's fair, it was of vastly greater scope.

  In , the million visitors to the Chicago World's Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights. In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, most visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair's acres lay a modern metropolis that rivaled the /5(16). - Buy Chicago'S Greatest Year, The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis book online at best prices in India on Read Chicago'S Greatest Year, The White City and the Birth of a Modern Metropolis book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(4).   The Chicago’s Columbian Exposition also is known as the Chicago World’s Fair. It was the subject of Erik Larson’s creative nonfiction book The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that chronicles architect Daniel Burnham and serial killer H. H. Holmes.

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The City of Chicago has a flag, 4 red 6 pointed stars on a white field between a pair of blue bands. The stars represent 4 pivotal events in the city's history. The third star represents the Columbian Exposition which is the subject of this book/5.

The World’s Columbian Exposition ofdeclared by its contemporary critics to be the most magical and opulent fair to date, would become a charred wasteland just a few months after closing.

Nearly years later, the sandy shores and quiet grounds of Jackson Park bear little resemblance to the magnificent White City, but echoes remain. Get this from a library. Chicago's white city of [David F Burg] -- A retrospective survey of the Chicago World's Fair ofthis work evaluates the.

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Price Cited by: 1. Inthe year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion.

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The brilliantly illuminated “White City” covered more than acres and housed someexhibits; more than forty-six nations participated. Inthe year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occasion.

Although the World's Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world's fair, it was of vastly greater scope than any of its predecessors. Chicago created a veritable new city. The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world's fair held in Chicago in to celebrate the th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the New World in The centerpiece of the Fair, the large water pool, Area: acres ( hectares).

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Although the World's Columbian. The White City: Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition of A Book of Postcards: Compiled by: Chicago History Museum: Published: ISBN:Length: 62 pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan. "The Devil In The White City" by Eric Larsen is a great book and gives the history behind the Columbian Exposition of We also have started a collection of post cards available from the fair.

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Chicago created a veritable new city. It was not only larger than any previous Cited by:   The White City is the name given to the World's Exposition celebrating Columbus' discovery of America. Chicago was given the honor of hosting the elaborate affair. Many people were afraid the Exposition would be no better than a county fair, because they believed that Chicago was an uncultured, meatpacking city.

- Explore jeneb64's board "Chicago's Worlds Fair ", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about World's fair, World's columbian exposition and Chicago pins. A ticket to the Chicago World’s Fair. Up to the moment that the Chicago World’s Fair opened to the public on May 1,crews scrambled to replant landscaping that had been washed away in a torrential rain storm.

Puddles drowned the newly sodded lawns and some paint was still wet, but to the eyes of that day’s fairgoers, it was. Chicago's White City Cookbook Classic Recipes Inspired by the World's Fair (Paperback): Bussler, Mark: "Chicago's White City Cookbook preserves recipes from the 19th century that were brought together by cooks at the World's Fair.

Discover some fabulous (and fabulously odd) recipes for meats, puddings, layer cakes, doughnuts, poultry. The World's Columbian Exposition, which opened on this date, was the most famous world's fair ever held on American soil.

The fair, a celebration by the nation--and the world--of the th. ''The Devil in the White City,'' a book as lively as its title, has the inspiration to combine two distantly related lateth-century stories into a narrative that is anything but quaint.

The nonlinear structure of Chapter 13 is consistent with many other chapters in the book. However, the pace at which this chapter moves from event to event, character to character, scene to scene, helps to create a frenzied feeling, a frenzy that mimics that of Daniel Burnham's.

Take a tour of Chicago's famed "White City," the World's Columbian Exposition that formed much of they city's South Side, including a peek at H.H. Holmes' Englewood "murder castle.".

The year is From all across the globe, thousands travel to visit Chicagos Worlds Fair. It is a place of wonders: the White City, with its gleaming buildings modeled on the ideals of ancient Greece; an enormous mechanical wheel designed by Mr.

Ferris; and the Hall of Progressa building of the future where clockwork men operate mysterious machines4/5. - Explore becksinwyevale's board "Chicago's World Fair, " on Pinterest. See more ideas about World's fair, World's columbian exposition, Chicago pins. Take a virtual trip to ’s White City at the Museum of Science and Industry New, 86 comments The two-day exhibit coincides with the th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition.

REFERENCES. Campbell, James B. Campbell’s Illustrated History of the World’s Columbian Exposition, Volume II.M. Juul & Co., “Columbus and Gen. Davis Arrive” Chicago Daily Tribune Apr. 20,p Johnson, Charles J. “The Humboldt alligator is all the rage, but the World’s Fair gators in Jackson Park are the original creatures from the Chicago lagoon”.

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Although the World's Columbian Exposition was the fifteenth world's fair, it was of vastly greater scope than any of its predecessors. Inthe million visitors to the Chicago World’s Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights.

In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, most visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair’s acres lay a modern metropolis that rivaled Brand: Southern Illinois University Press. ok so a year ago i had to research things on chicago. i found book that had a bunch of stuff that was really cool.

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In this riveting page-turner that reads like a murder mystery thriller, Erik Larson resurrects the legend of a forgotten American psychopathic mass murderer, the cold-blooded H.

Holmes, and overlays it atop the equally dusty story of the Chicago World’s Fair ofone of the most impressive achievements of gilded-age America. The World’s Columbian Exposition — the World’s Fair that gave Chicago one of the stars on the city flag — kicked off years ago Tuesday, on May 1 that : Tanveer Ali.

1 "Lighting up the White City", July 3 rd ; 1 The International Exposition in Chicago, seen by many contemporaries and historians as a turning point in the cultural life of America, was perhaps in the first place a visual event.

The Court of Honour or "White City" gathering the major exhibition buildings at the core of the fairgrounds was indeed a striking visual novelty for the Author: Hélène Valance. Hyde Park/Englewood The World’s Columbian Exposition of wasn’t just a world’s fair; it was a coming-of-age celebration for Chicago.

In the six months that it ran – from May to October of – 27 million people visited the fair, a remarkable figure considering what it took to travel in the 19th century.

This alabaster city was a fake, of course. But it served as a model for what a country filled with patriotic zeal and boundless confidence could accomplish. In that, the White City was both a reflection and inspiration for the country itself.

Tourists gaze upon the White City’s Court of Honor during the World’s Columbian Exposition. Introduction The World’s Columbian Exposition was predominately a white American project run and monitored by white Americans.

While there are countless points of interest in terms of racial and ethnic tension at the fair, perhaps the most interesting is the treatment, and exclusion of, African Americans.