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Panama Pacific Expo Postcards

 
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Posted 03/27/2013   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Does anyone know if any of the buildings still exist from the expo?


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Constructed from temporary materials (primarily staff, a combination of plaster and burlap fiber), almost all the fair's various buildings and attractions were pulled down in late 1915. Intended to fall into pieces at the close of the fair (reportedly because the architect believed every great city needed ruins), the only surviving building, Bernard Maybeck's Palace of Fine Arts, remained in place, slowly falling into disrepair (although the hall used to display painting and sculpture during the Fair was re-purposed as a garage for jeeps during World War II). The Palace, including the colonnade with its signature weeping women and rotunda dome, was completely reconstructed in the 1960s and is currently occupied by the Exploratorium, an interactive science museum, occupying the northern 2/3, and the city-owned Palace of Fine Arts Theater, occupying the southern 1/3.
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Posted 03/29/2013   08:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Palace of Fine Arts is the only surviving building from the Panama-Pacific Expo.

http://www.inetours.com/Pages/SFNbr...ne-Arts.html
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Posted 03/29/2013   08:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jobi01 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Palace of Fine Arts is still in use:

http://www.inetours.com/Pages/SFNbr...ne-Arts.html
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Posted 03/29/2013   4:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add yakboomer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is not a Panama Pacific pc, but does have a nice clear early PM of Dec. 23, 1912. On the front it says "Merry Christmas to our little friend", from Standard Furniture Co.

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Posted 10/18/2015   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply




Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 10/19/2015   10:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another iconic item from the Panama-Pacific Exposition:



Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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