Metallurgy, was a popular and romantic site- the Sunken
Gardens. This was a grand place for weary Palace-goers to rest, relax, socialize or simply take in the seasonal beauty. The Sunken Gardens was a small part of the 2,000,000 plants and trees that were planted for the Fair.
It was told that the Chicago Columbian Exposition had several grand views of perfect beauty; many stated that the St. Louis Exposition had hundreds.
Originally, the garden was a lake. Engineers drained it and added soil to form the Sunken Gardens. After the Fair, the lake was again dug out and filled with water.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair