Boardwalk amusement area in the White City, Columbian Exposition, Chicago

Boardwalk amusement area in the White City, Columbian Exposition, Chicago

A portion of Nikola Tesla's revolutionary neon light display at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago

A portion of Nikola Tesla's revolutionary neon light display at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago

Chicago World's Fair The center of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was an architectural wonder known as the Court of Honor. It featured Venice-like waterways and a collection of stately palaces that served as exhibition halls. The buildings were known as the "White City" because of the white, stucco exteriors and how the area glowed by street lights at night. The Palace of Fine Arts later became the Museum of Science and Industry.

Chicago World's Fair The center of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 was an architectural wonder known as the Court of Honor. It featured Venice-like waterways and a collection of stately palaces that served as exhibition halls. The buildings were known as the "White City" because of the white, stucco exteriors and how the area glowed by street lights at night. The Palace of Fine Arts later became the Museum of Science and Industry.

My favorite part of Chicago! The site of the 1893 worlds fair behind The Science and Industry Museum.

My favorite part of Chicago! The site of the 1893 worlds fair behind The Science and Industry Museum.

The World's Fair, Chicago, 1893. The area at the Court of Honor was known as The White City. The classical architecture buildings were made of a white stucco, which, in comparison to the tenements of Chicago, seemed illuminated. It was also called the White City because of the extensive use of street lights, which made the boulevards and buildings usable at night.

The World's Fair, Chicago, 1893. The area at the Court of Honor was known as The White City. The classical architecture buildings were made of a white stucco, which, in comparison to the tenements of Chicago, seemed illuminated. It was also called the White City because of the extensive use of street lights, which made the boulevards and buildings usable at night.

Walt Disney: Elias and Flora Disney took their three-year old son Walter to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Perhaps this visit stimulated his future love of theme parks, grandiose ideas and the creative. Incidentally, Walt's father had a hand in building the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Walt Disney: Elias and Flora Disney took their three-year old son Walter to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Perhaps this visit stimulated his future love of theme parks, grandiose ideas and the creative. Incidentally, Walt's father had a hand in building the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

1983 Pamphlet with b/w pictures.The Chicago World's Fair Columbian Expedition by Jimmy Tyler, via Flickr

1983 Pamphlet with b/w pictures.The Chicago World's Fair Columbian Expedition by Jimmy Tyler, via Flickr

Babel - n. A confused mixture of noises or voices. 2. A scene of noise or confusion. A.Word.A.Day (December 9, 2011)

Babel - n. A confused mixture of noises or voices. 2. A scene of noise or confusion. A.Word.A.Day (December 9, 2011)

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