LESSER-KNOWN  EXHIBITS AND BUILDINGS
Thought little is known about some of these `smaller' exhibits and facilities, I chose to list them on a separate web page:





AMERICAN PORTABLE HOUSE COMPANY-  The American Portable House Company, Seattle, Washington, set up a model near the Rifle Range at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. It was part of Washington State's exhibit for the Department of Forestry.









BANKERS' WORLD'S FAIR NATIONAL BANK:  occupied a building on Plaza of St. Louis, 84 by 54 feet and two stories high. This institution was a joint enterprise of seventeen of the leading bank and trust companies of St. Louis, and transacted the World's Fair grounds business for all of them. It was capitalized at 200,000 dollars; but the total money and resources of the institution's backing was several   hundred  millions, making it probably the most powerful financial concern in  America.  Te bank was open  till 7pm every week day.











BARRIOS  DIAMOND PALACE:  Cost 6,000 dollars to build. No additional information on this building.
The company did have two  exhibits of imitation diamonds in the Palace of Manufactures.














BURNS COTTAGE:         The building was a reproduction of a Scottish cottage on the Doon, where  renown poet  Robert Burns,  was born in 1759.















CIRCLE SWING:Cost- 7,500 dollars. This popular carnival ride was a steel chained chair ride
    that swirled around a pole.



DAMASCUS PALACE:  This 11,500 dollar building was modeled in part on a historic structure from
Damascus. Intended at a showcase to house the fine antiquities of the
Benguist, building was financed by a private mideastern enterprise. The cost
of the attraction was 10 cents for adults, while children could enter for a
nickel. 




DISCIPLES OF CHRIST:  a small building located near Grant's cabin was used for a double purpose,
   as a place of worship and as a headquarters for visiting members of that
                                      denomination. The building was hexagon in shape, and was a reproduction
                                      of the original chapel designed by Alexander Campbell, founder of the
                                      church, and erected near Bethany, West Virginia, in 1840.  The structure
   cost 7,000 dollars.









EMERGENCY  HOSPITAL:  on Municipal  Street on Model  City, was a  working model
hospital  that  was used  if Fairgoers or performers  became  ill  or  got hurt  and  needed treatment.


















GOLDEN CHARIOT:      The Golden Chariot was an exquisitely carved ornate merry-go-round, that  was comprised of elaborate carriages with an `Ocean Wave,' theme.  Parisian artists applied 10,000 dollars of  gold leaf, with the total cost of the ride-55,000 dollars.   The admission price was a dime.















HELTER SKELTER:  Was a slide ride on a long curved ramp.  The ride cost 1,000 dollars to build.








HOUSE OF HOO HOO:     Was a  clubhouse from the Concatenated Order of Lumberjacks.  It burned   down in a fire on July, 24, 1904    but was rebuilt in less than 30 days. The House of Hoo Hoo  was made out  of separate types of  woods and utilized 139 different kinds of veneer.  The  name- Hoo Hoo originates from the  lumberjack's shout.

It was  located southwest of the Texas and Ohio Buildings. Hoo-Hoo was the name of an organization composed of lumbermen , sawmillmen and lumber newspapermen. This organization  raised $100,000 for participation and continued representation during the entire exposition period. The membership was limited to 9,999 and the initiation fee is $9.99.




























INTERNATIONAL  DOLL EXHIBIT:      Cost 2,885 to build. No additional information on this
building.  The Doll house resided on  the  Pike.





KODAK PAVILLION:   The attraction was the changing of the huge outdoor color prints on the Kodak Pavilion's 80‐foot‐high picture tower. The five prints, called the world's largest of their kind, are 30 by 36 feet, and can be seen across the fairgrounds.  The brilliantly colored prints are not put up like the usual billboard poster with paste or other adhesives. Instead they are held to the five‐sided tower by suction. Each print is made in three 10‐foot sections and takes six to eight hours to install.

The entire pavilion abounds in photographs of every size, shape and subject. Photography of yesterday, today and tomorrow is depicted in more than 20 exhibits in the two‐level free‐form structure of reinforced concrete.

There are exhibits on the uses of X‐rays and on news and portrait photography.

The main show at the pavilion is a film, “The Searching Eye,” which was made by Saul Bass and Associates of Hollywood. The film portrays the commonplace and the unusual as seen through the eyes of a 12‐year‐old boy.

One of the most popular areas of the pavilion is the information center, where panicstricken fairgoers go when their cameras jam or run out of film. A staff of about 30 Kodak experts is on hand to discuss every phase of photography and show the latest in photographic equipment.

While the center is not a repair shop, minor camera difficulties are diagnosed and often remedied.





OLD VIRGINIA HOMESTEAD:           An  1803 one-room log cabin on the Virginian farm of statesman
Patrick Henry.  It cost 1500 dollars to build.  Admission  10  cents.

ON THE BOWERY:   Cost 3,000 to build. No additional information on this building.

PALACE OF  DREAMS:                       Cost 6,000 to build. No additional information on this building.

PRESS BUILDING:                     The Press Building was a Press Headquarters for visiting
journalists. It was located near the Palace of Manufactures. The
principal apartment on the first floor was finished after the style of a
club-room, and here journalists from different parts of the world
met and become acquainted.

REFRIGERATION  PLANT:The refrigeration Plant was located across from the Palace of
Agriculture. though it could make 120 tons of ice, it could also
hold 60 tons of produce in cold storage. The plant cost 13,184
to build.

SPECTATORIUM: Mills Edisonia, had coin machines used to see movies,  and buy
                                                    commodities such as candy, gum, peanuts, cigars, and stamps.
  The building was also used by the Fair's Official Photographer.



SUNNYBROOK DISTILLARY:  This building was a two-story complex across from the Canada
pavilion. The 112 x 60 foot structure was a model of the
Sunnybrook  Distillery Company, in Louisville, Kentucky. It
exhibited the production of alcohol liqueurs (with a permit from
the US Government).  The Distillery cost  30,000.


















SWEDENBORG HOUSE:The General Convention of the New Jerusalem of the United
States and Canada reproduced the house that Emanuel
Swedenborg  developed his  theology. The structure stood on
the slopes of Art Hill. Inside, it included furnishings in the
mission style as well as writings of  Swedenborg.



















TEMPLE OF FRATERNITY:            This three-story building was an impressive 225 x 65 foot and
   held 40 rooms. The 65,000 dollar building was funded by
   3,000,000 members of 50 individual fraternities.  The building
   had a elaborately decorated rotunda, a  reception room, a
   nursery, barbershop, a post office with  telegraph, message
        station and telephone, a hospital ward, smoking and reading
   rooms, a 900 seat restaurant,  and an information bureau.  Two
   assembly halls on its third floor could hold 1,000 people each.

















TRAVELER'S PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION:           Was an elaborately designed two-story temple-like
            structure. The building contained, smoking &
                                                                             lounging   rooms  and a billiard pallor and dining
                                                                             hall.  A ladies  pallor and offices comprised the
                                                                             second floor rooms. The structure cost 12,000
                                                                             dollars to create.















WINGET MACHINE COMPANY:            The Winget Machine Company, Columbus, Ohio, made automatic machinery for making artificial building stone. Its exhibit was in an outside area east of the Liberal Arts building.
















Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
                   Web  Design and Art/Illustration   copyrighted  2008
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Misc.
House of  Hoo  Hoo  interior.
House of  Hoo  Hoo 
Temple of Fraternity
Temple of Fraternity  interior
Burns Cottage  reproduction.
Swedenborg House
Traveler's Protective Agency
Emergency Hospital
Disciples of Christ
Banker's World's Fair National  Bank
A partial image  of  the Internationa  Doll House.
The Golden Carousel under construction
  Barrios Diamond Palace
Kodak building.
American Portable House Company