Pan-American Exposition

Pan-American Exposition (HM1QUS)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14216 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 56.103', W 78° 52.378'

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1901 Pan-American Exposition 2001 The Pan-American Exposition occupied this site from May to November 1901. An international fair, it highlighted the technological pre-eminence of the United States, and trade and cooperation among the Americas. Over 8 million people came to see displays of electricity, infant incubators, manufacturing equipment and other marvels of the day. Thomas Edison filmed the Exposition with his new motion picture camera. John Philip Sousa's band played. Gondolas circled the grounds on man made canals. Exotic midway attractions and stadium events were crowned at sundown everyday as lights came on all over the grounds. For most visitors it was their first encounter with a large scale display of electric light. The Exposition's organizers hoped that Buffalo's access to cheap hydro-electric power and the fact that 40,000,000 people lived within a half day's train ride would encourage industry to locate in the area. ————Legend———— 1. The Plaza 2. The Midway 3. The Electric Tower 4. Machinery & Transportation Building 5. Court of Lilies 6. Temple of Music 7. Graphic Arts Building 8. Horticulture Building 9. U.S. Government Building 10. Mirror Lake 11. Rose Garden 12. New York State Building 13. Mines Building 14. Manufacturer's & Liberal Arts Building 15. The Stadium 16. Agriculture Building 17. The Mall 18. Forecourt 19. Court of Cypresses 20. Ethnology Building 21. Esplanade 22. Livestock Building 23. Indian Mound 24. Art Gallery (Completed 1905)
Placed ByJohn A. Lydon R.A. Concept & Design; William G. Koch Artist & Designer; Stone Art Memorial Co. Inc.; City of Buffalo
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Date Added Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 673556 N 4755797
Decimal Degrees42.93505000, -78.87296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.103', W 78° 52.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 6.18" N, 78° 52' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 194-314 Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo NY 14216, US
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