Tennessee's state building was a replica of `The Hermitage,' the historic home of General Andrew Jackson, who resided near Nashville. The style of architecture of the building was the old, dignified colonial, and of ample proportions. The measurements of the building were 104 by 61 feet, while it 18,000 dollars to construct.
Tennessee State building originated with the secretary of the commission , who began fund-raising for the pavilion. The entire expense of constructing the building and maintaining it was defrayed by voluntary contributions. It was
Tennessee's greatest single advertisement at the Louisiana Purchase
Inside, through a cross hallway , one could view a room was a copy of the bed-chamber of General Jackson, the room in which he died, January 5, 1845, at
the age of 78. Many of Jackson's relics were exhibited in the room.
Tennessee had noted exhibited in the Palace of Mines, that included- In the mineral display in Mines and Metallurgy Building there were 168 different exhibits. There were 94 different producers represented in the Horticulture Building.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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