Jerusalem  was an enormous attraction that covered 11 acres, and
included 22 streets and  300 buildings and stalls.

Just like Jerusalem, shop keepers lived above their shop and stalls.
The two hotels on the Street of David named- Central Hotel and
Grand New Hotel housed 500 people which were mostly officials,
managers and concessionaires of the Jerusalem exhibit.

In the northwestern section of the huge attraction, visitors could gaze at  articulately crafted reproductions  areas of interest including  The Garden of Gethsemane, the stable in which Jesus Christ was said to be born.

To the east, stood the Golden Gate,  and close was a full-sized replica of  The Mosque of Omar, where visitors could see inside, a replica of the rock  on which
Mohammedans believe the prophet Mohamed ascended
into heaven.

Some of the other sites in the Jerusalem attraction:

Church of the Holy Virgin
Gate of St. Stephen
St. John’s Hospice
Temple of Solomon
Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A few of the Dioramas, murals and artworks depicted:

Crucifixion
Divine Tragedy
Mount of Olives
Valley of Hebron
The Dead  Sea
The Mother of Christ


Over 1000 people  from Jerusalem traveled to the United States to  participate and work at this exhibit. A fairgoer could buy and haggle wares from merchants selling authentic silver and  copper crafts as
well as a seeming unending supply of fine clothes, weavings and finery. They  could hire a  guide to escort  them through the `Holy City,’ eat  exotic fare or take a burro or camel excursion through the  streets. Master craftsman would create their wares in front of the patrons.


















On Oct. 29, 1904,  Mick Azzi, a grocery  vender  was shot and killed by Nicola Saba, a guide in the Jerusalem concession, after they argued over who was the  "King of the Gamblers."


JERUSALEM
Exhibit Statictics:

Building cost: 12,000 dollars
Price of Admission-  25 cents adults, 15 cents children
25 cents  donkey/camel ride
10 for Crucifixion Diorama
Exhibition Profit-     170,270.96  dollars
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jersusalem exhibit on  The Pike
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The Jaffa  Gate,  Jerusalem, St. Louis World's Fair.