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Souvenir Map of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

 

 

 

Souvenir Map of the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893

The center of the exposition was the assembly of titanic buildings around the Basin in the Court of Honor, located approximately where the area between 64th and 66th Streets meets the lake. At the north end of the fairgrounds was the Palace (or Gallery) of Fine Arts, future home of the Field Columbian Museum and now of the Museum of Science and Industry. To the west, between 59th and 60th Street, lay the attractions of the Midway Plaisance, including the first Ferris Wheel.