Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Light Returns
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.
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
19. Court of Cypresses
20. Ethnology Building
22. Livestock Building
23. Indian Mound
24. Art Gallery (Completed 1905)
Erected by John A. Lydon R.A. Concept & Design; William G. Koch Artist & Designer; Stone Art Memorial Co. Inc.; City of Buffalo.
Location. 42° 56.103′ N, 78° 52.378′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Nottingham Terrace and Lincoln Parkway, on the right when traveling east on Nottingham Terrace. Touch for map. Marker is in Delaware Park. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14216, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buffalo's Olmsted Parks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Japanese Garden on Mirror Lake (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); To Commemorate the Gallantry of (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highlights of Buffalo History (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Pan-American Exposition (approx. Historic Scajaquada Creek (approx. ¼ mile away); President McKinley (approx. ¼ mile away); Albert James Myer, M.D. (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Also see . . . Pan-American Exposition - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 28, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 28, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.