Paris was an attraction that brought visitors back to France during medieval times. It was comprised of four buildings.
There was a reproduction (complete with guillotine), of the Bastille. A centralized stage for performers were surrounded
by venders dealing fine linens, perfumes, laces, champagne, etc.
One of the popular buildings contained `transparent mirrors,' or illusions that suggested mirrors but were not.
The attraction contained two restaurants-
1- Cabaret Bruant: where people could sing or recite poetry while others imbibed and ate. Included the celebrated Champagne Dancers.
2- Cafe' Chantant: was a vaudeville-like theater decorated in grand Art Nouveau style. Opera recitals, acrobatic acts, and comedians filled the stage. Shows were changed so patrons would come back again.
Building cost: 35,000 dollars
Price of Admission- 25 cents adults & children
Exhibition Profit- 230,515.80 dollars
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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Noted female impersonator- Martini performed in the Pike Paris exhibition.