Wisconsin's state building  was  a departure from the ordinary semi-classic style of architecture prevalent in 1904 exposition buildings, as it was conceived with an English domestic style. The two-story structure, with  its plastered walls and red gable roofs, amid the green foliage, provided a charming effect, in contrast to the more stately architecture. Built at a cost  of 14,750 dollars, it  was  90 by 50 feet and was dedicated on  May 29.

Inside, grand staircase were finished in Flemish oak, and the furniture was the "mission style," which harmonized with the woodwork. Indian blankets in rich dull reds and blues hung from the railing of the wall, which emphasized the "mission" effect.









































































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Lee  Gaskins'   AT THE FAIR  The 1904 St. Louis World's   Fair 
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Though not  a state exhibition, Wisconsin companies  displayed in many  of  the palaces. A Pawling & Harnischfeger 50-ton type "AN" bridge crane with a 10-ton type "A" trolley with standard a block  in the Palace of  Machinery. The crane is stamped with the text "Pawling & Harnischfeger Builders, Milwaukee, Wisconsin., Main Hoist 100,000 Lbs., Auxiliary 2,000 Lbs., No. 1054." There are booths from various companies (Curtis Steam Turbine, Westinghouse, Weber Gas & Gasoline, Waters Pierce Oil Co.) on the floor of the room.
In the Palace of Educational, exhibits covered branches of school work from the Kindergarten to the State University. Extensive  displays of ores, polished granites
and pottery clays were in the Palace of Mines.  Their  Forestry display included a great variety of polished woods.   Wisconsin made its best record in the display in the Agricultural Palace, which was made up of agricultural products of the state and of butter and cheese exhibits.
Interior of the Wisconsin Pavilion
The largest room that  extended upward to the second  story. Commissioner offices completed the ground floor.   Eleven rooms housed the second story, which included resting rooms and were  furnished in  mahogany. In the basement were the dining room, kitchen, and storerooms.

Wisconsin's exhibits were  in the Palaces of  Education, Agriculture, Horticulture,
Mines, Forestry and Machinery, and covered a wide range of displays.



The Wisconsin building still under construction.