Architect of the United States Building at the 1915 Exposition?greenspun.com : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread
Can you identify who was the architect chosen to design the United States building at the Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915? A great-uncle of mine, Piromus H. Bell, submitted a design which is on file at the Library of Congress, but I do not know if it was successful and would be interested in finding out. Thanks.
-- Robert Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1999
I don't believe there was a U.S.Building at the PPIE. There were individual state buildings and a number of other countries had their own buildings. (Including the Southern Pacific R.R.
) The main buildings were "palaces" devoted to various themes such as Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Machinery, Horticulture, and so on. I can tell you who is on the architectual advisory board and who did a few of the major buildings, but there was no P.H.Bell among them.
-- Don Martinich (email@example.com), December 10, 1999.
There was no US govt building at the PPIE. The reason was that Congress wanted the fair to provide the site and the money to build a structure for the US. The PPIE had not done so for any other government and refused. However, Congress did appropriate money for US exhibits in other buildings: Education, Machinery, Agriculture, etc. and the US Mint struck gold coins, including the $50 issue, at the PPIE. FDR was on the US Commission to the PPIE. Above from Todd's "The Story of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition."
-- Bill Roddy (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 06, 2000.
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