World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago



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Y/M/D Description Place
1888/00/00 Offices of Burnham and Root Rookery Building, Chicago
1891/00/00 Ellis Disney earns $1.00 per day as carpenter constructing Columbian Exposition buildings. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1892/00/00 Francis Millet becomes Director of Decoration for the Exposition, creates spray paint to paint the buildings quickly Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1892/06/00 In May and June, the Norway Building is reassembled in Chicago. The building is used as an office by the Norwegian commissioner at the fair and as a meeting area for Norwegian citizens. Exhibits are limited to illustrations on the wall. Little Norway, Blue Mounds
1893/00/00 Architect John Rogers enters the mantelpiece from his home at 212 S 3rd St in Bardstown as an exhibit In the Kentucky Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition. Bardstown Historic District, Bardstown
1893/00/00 George Westinghouse wins the contract to power the World's Fair, beating out General Electric's bid by one million dollars. They illuminated the White City with a quarter million lights and demonstrated alternating current generation and distribution. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1893/00/00 Designed by Arthur Brown, the California Building at the Chicago's World's Fair is built for $120000.
1893/00/00 Pabst's Best Select wins the top beer award at the at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1893/00/00 S Karpen and Bros' parlor suite wins a gold metal and first prize for design and workmanship in upholstered furniture at the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition
1893/00/00 Dutch House was built in 1893 as the Dutch Cocoa House for World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago The Dutch House, Brookline
1893/00/00 Van Rensselaers are unsuccessful in having The Manor used as the New York State Building for the Columbian Exposition. Great Hall of Van Rensselaer Manor House, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1893/00/00 L Crist Delmonico exhibits "A Sewing Bee in Holland", painted by German artist Fritz von Uhde at the World's Columbian Exposition.
1893/00/00 W P P Longfellow serves On Board of Judges for the World Columbian Exposition
1893/00/00 Saint-Gaudens serves as an advisor for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition sculptural program.
1893/00/00 Eakins' The Agnew Clinic is exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1893/00/00 The frighteningly realistic 'Death of Jezebel' is exhibited in the South Court, Rotunda and Galleries 57 and 58, World's Columbian Exposition. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1893/04/00 Warren H Manning supervises the final planting scheme and installation of the horticultural displays at the Chicago Columbian Exposition. Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/05/00 Yerkes Observatory's unfinished telescope, 43 feet high (50 tons) mounting, polar and the declination axis (5 tons), driving gear (20 tons), 60 feet long telescope tube (6 tons) are exhibited at the World Columbian Exposition. Yerkes Observatory, Williams Bay
1893/05/00 Van Brunt and Howe design the Electricity Building at Chicago World's Columbian Exposition (razed).
1893/05/01 Focal point of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago Wooded Island, Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance
1893/05/01 Museum of Science and Industry is built as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World's Columbian Exposition. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1893/05/01 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Festival Hall Chicago, Illinois
1893/05/01 Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/06/00 In the summer of 1893, Charles and Henry move from Boston to Pasadena. They visit the World's Columbian Exposition on the trip and experience Japanese architecture for first time.
1893/06/00 Buffalo Bill's Wild West show plays next to the World's Columbian Exposition fairgrounds Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/06/00 Princeton's Rittenhouse Orrery is part of Princeton's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and then place in storage upon its return.
1893/06/00 During the Summer of 1893, Edgar Burroughs visits the Hagenbeck Wild Animal Show! on the western limit (near S Cottage Groove Ave) of the World's Fair. Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/06/00 Edgar Burroughs promotes his father's American Battery Company by driving an electric car around the grounds of the World's Fair during the Summer of 1893. Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/06/21 George Ferris' Ferris Wheel opens Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/09/16 Columbian Museum of Chicago is incorporated by the State of Illinois to display artifacts from the World's Columbian Exposition Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
1893/10/28 Mayor Harrison delivers a speech to 5000 mayors and city councilman at the Chicago World's Fair
1893/10/28 Patrick Prendergast shoots Carter H Harrison three times with a 38 caliber revolver at the mayor's home (231 Ashland Blvd, demolished). Mr Harrison died about 40 minutes later.
1893/10/30 World's Columbian Exposition closes.
1893/11/00 Cornelius Kingsley Garrison Billings of Chicago buys the Norway Building and moves it to Lake Geneva where he has it reassembled on his summer estate. Little Norway, Blue Mounds
1893/11/06 George B Swift is elected pro-tem Mayor of Chicago by the city council, his term ran from 9 November to 27 December 1893
1895/00/00 Sanctuary of Central Congregational Church is redecorated by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co with stained-glass windows and mosaics and an electric-light chandelier designed by Tiffany's Jacob Adolphus Holzer for the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago. Central Congregational Church, Boston
1896/00/00 The hubs and dies for the Commemorative Medal are produced at the United States Mint in Philadelphia and farmed out for striking to the Scoville Manufacturing Company of Waterbury, Connecticut. The medal is finally awarded to recipients in 1896.

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