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Chicago
Illinois

Columbian Fair, Machinery Hall  

Christopher Columbus at Machinery Hall

Statue (no longer existing)



1893

Chicago /  Christopher Columbus at Machinery Hall

Description

Concrete statue, made for the 1893 Columbian Exposition World’s Fair, on display at the north entrance of Machinery Hall.

Annotation

Alan Gornik wrote me:
I have a Tribune newspaper article that says that this statue was destined to be displayed later at Chicago’s Garfield Park, but that apparently never happened. Being of concrete, I think it would not have held up well in our weather. So I think this statue is no longer existing.

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