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Lindsborg in McPherson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Swedish Pavilion

 
 
The Swedish Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
1. The Swedish Pavilion Marker
Inscription.

The Swedish Pavilion, the largest building to the south, was originally the Swedish exposition building at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Modeled after traditional Swedish manor houses, the Pavilion was prefabricated in Sweden, shipped to America and reassembled in St. Louis. At the close of the World's Fair, it was presented to Bethany College. The building was again dismantled and then moved to Lindsborg where it was located on the campus of Bethany College. It housed classrooms for the domestic sciences and was home to the art department under the direction of Birger SandzÚn. In 1969 the Pavilion was moved intact to its present location in Heritage Park at the Old Mill Museum and was restored by the Smoky Valley Historical Association.

During his visit to Lindsborg in 1976, King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden dedicated the Swedish Pavilion to all Swedes and Swedish-Americans.
 
Erected by Dr. Duane and Nancy Frederickson.
 
Location. 38° 34.07′ N, 97° 40.474′ W. Marker is in Lindsborg, Kansas, in McPherson County. Marker is on Lindsborg Street east of Main Street (Kansas Highway 4), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Along the Valkommen Trail, Lindsborg KS 67456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

The Swedish Pavilion and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 11, 2016
2. The Swedish Pavilion and Marker
North (rear) elevation of the pavilion
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home and Studio of Anton Pearson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sweadal 1869 (about 500 feet away); Steve W. Train (about 500 feet away); Otto Johnson (about 600 feet away); The Teichgraeber-Runbeck House (about 700 feet away); Smoky Valley Roller Mills (about 700 feet away); Runbeck Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Methodist Mare" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lindsborg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Swedish Pavilion. (Submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Swedish Pavilion National Register Nomination. (Submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Heritage Square and the Swedish Pavilion. (Submitted on June 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 24, 2016.
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