West Virginia's entry was a grand colonial style with classical domes on the corners and a large central dome on the roof, which formed an observatory. Sixteen foot-wide porches 16 feet were constructed on the front and sides, while ten-foot porches highlighted the building's rear. It was erected at a cost of 18,871 dollars and was 92 by 108 feet in size.
Inside, was a large reception hall with an ornamental metal ceiling and smoking pallor. The rest of the ground floor rooms were for information bureaus and commissioner offices. The second story had a 70 foot long banquet table.
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Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair