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. Jackson Urban Park, Chicago, Chicago
1892/00/00 Frederic Bartholdi creates Life size, silver statue, commissioned by Gorham silver manufacturing company for display in the Manufactures Building at the Columbian Exposition. Statue of Christopher Columbus Providence, Providence, RI
1892/00/00 Francis Millet becomes Director of Decoration of the Columbian Exposition. Millet will develop spray paint to paint the buildings quickly. Jackson Urban Park, Chicago, Chicago
1892/10/12 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago is dedicated, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Columbus arriving in the New World. Due to construction delays, the Chicago World's Fair will not not open until May, 1893. Jackson Urban Park, Chicago, Chicago
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 will illuminate the White City with a quarter million lights and demonstrate alternating current generation and distribution. Jackson Urban Park, Chicago, Chicago
1893/00/00 Wooded Island is developed as the focal point of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Wooded Island, Jackson Urban Park, Chicago
1893/00/00 Gorham Manufacturing Company uses 30,000 ounces of sterling silver to cast Bartholdi's statue of "Columbus" to be displayed in the Manufactures Building at the Columbian Exposition. Statue of Christopher Columbus Providence, Providence, RI
1893/00/00 Designed by Arthur Brown, the California Building at the Chicago's World's Fair is built for $120000.
1893/00/00 Saint-Gaudens serves as an advisor for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition sculptural program.
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, MA
1893/00/00 W P P Longfellow serves On Board of Judges for the World Columbian Exposition
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, The Met Fifth Avenue, NYC
1893/03/31 Designed by Kuru Masamichi, a Ho-o-den, or Phoenix Temple, (lost) and garden are established by the United States and Japan as a symbol of their friendship, and as a place for visitors to learn about Japan and experience Japanese culture. Wooded Island, Jackson Urban Park, Chicago
1893/04/00 Warren H Manning supervises the final planting scheme and installation of the horticultural displays at the Chicago Columbian Exposition. Jackson Urban Park, Chicago, Chicago
1893/04/21 Goldsmith presents Expo officials his plan and four postcards of the Agricultural Building, Fisheries Building, Woman's Building and Naval Exhibit. The committee awards Goldsmith the license for 100 slot-machines on the fairgrounds to sell his cards. 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 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 Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, Chicago
1893/06/00 The Hagenbeck Wild Animal Show! operates on the western limit, near S Cottage Groove Ave, of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago, Chicago
1893/06/00 Architect John Rogers' mantelpiece from his home at 212 S 3rd St in Bardstown is exhibit in the Kentucky Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Bardstown Historic District, Bardstown, KY
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 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 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 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
1893/06/00 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
1893/06/00 A replica of Celadon Terra Cotta Co's sales office is displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Terra Cotta Building, Alfred
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. Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago, 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 Midway Plaisance Park, Chicago, Chicago
1893/07/00 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
1893/07/00 Pabst's Best Select wins the top beer award at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1893/07/00 Rosina E Sherwood's work is exhibited in the Palace of Fine Arts at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She also painted a six-figure allegorical composition, The Republic's Welcome to Her Daughters, for the Woman's Building (lost). Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1893/07/00 Eric Pape exhibits "The Site of Ancient Memphis" and "The Great Sphinx by Moonlight" in Chicago at the World's Columbian Exposition. Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
1893/07/00 Lucia F Fuller "The Women of Plymouth" mural is displayed in the Woman's Building at World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The painted is now located in the 2nd story of the Blow-Me-Down Grange. Blow-Me-Down Grange, Plainfield
1893/07/00 L Crist Delmonico exhibits "A Sewing Bee in Holland", painted by German artist Fritz von Uhde at the World's Columbian Exposition.
1893/07/00 Eakins' "The Agnew Clinic" is exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition. Museum of Science and Industry, 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
1893/10/09 World's Columbian Exposition's Chicago Day sets a world record of 751,026 people attending an outdoor event. Jackson Park Historic Landscape District and Midway Plaisance, 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 An electric-light chandelier designed by Tiffany's Jacob Adolphus Holzer for the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, is installed in the sanctuary of Central Congregational Church, Boston. 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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Area of Significance: World's Expositions


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