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Pan-American Exposition of 1901

The Electricity Building1


IN style and spirit the Electricity Building is similar to the Machinery Building, by the same architects. The endeavor has been made to adapt the Spanish mission style of building, together with Renaissance features, to the purposes of the modern exposition and to add to it an air of gaiety and color. The architectural features of the Electricity Building recur in the Machinery Building, and are set forth under that head. The Electricity Building is 500 feet in length, 150 feet in width, and 160 feet in height.


1. Text quoted directly from the Art Hand-Book, Official Handbook of Architecture and Sculpture and Art Catalogue to the Pan-American Exposition. Ed. David Gray. Buffalo, N.Y.: David Gray, 1901. Sources of the images are noted with each.