St. Louis World’s Fair 1904

The Park is fantastic. But very few of the constructions survived.

Bread Not Circuses.

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, was an international expositionheld in St. Louis, Missouri 

More than 60 countries and 43 of the 45 American states maintained exhibition spaces …

… located at the present-day grounds of Forest Park and on the campus of Washington University

There were over 1,500 buildings, connected by some 75 miles (121 km) of roads and walkways. …

Some mansions from the Exposition’s era survive along Lindell Boulevard at the north border of Forest Park. 

The huge bird cage at the Saint Louis Zoological Park, dates to the fair.
The Fair hosted the 1904 Summer Olympic Games, the first Olympics held in the United States. …
… sporting events, spread out over several months, were overshadowed by the Fair. With travel expenses high, many European athletes did not come, nor did modern Olympics founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

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