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.
CAMERA OBSCURA: Not much is known from this... but the attraction costed 10 cents.
CIRCLE SWING:Cost- 7,500 dollars. This popular carnival ride was a steel chained chair ride that swirled around a pole. CLEOPATRA'S THEATRE:Cost- ? No additional information on this building. See Pike Page.
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
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
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 June, 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 , saw mill men 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 was $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. See Pike Page.
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 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.