BY J. M. LYALL
the Architectural Bureau on the Exposition grounds a number of clever
and able young designers were employed, some of them being ex-students
of the École des Beaux Arts of Paris, and it was decided to give
them some opportunity for individual expression in some of the minor constructions
about the grounds, so that a system of competitions was instituted for
designers for some of these things, among others, for the Esplanade band
stands. The design executed was the work of Mr. J. M. Lyall of New York.
It is thoroughly original in form and very expressive of its purpose,
with its four great sounding-boards under the domed roofs and the gay
and festive character of its flowery detail. Another of these competitions
was for the bridge at the south end of the Venice Canal. This was the
work of Mr. Frere Champney, also of New York.
A much more detailed discussion of the Exposition Bandstands may