Adjoining the Siamese Building is that of Costa Rica. It is situated at the northeast corner of the North Pond facing the water, and its location is one of the best within the park. The building is 103 by 60 feet and 50 feet in height. It is of the Doric order of architecture, with a fine portico supported by large pilasters. The inside walls are plastered, and the walls and timber work are becomingly frescoed. The building cost $20,000, and its particular interest is in a magnificent display of tropical birds and plants.
©The World's Columbian Exposition 1893