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India - Expo Chicago 1893

India at the Exhibition Expo Chicago 1893

The East India pavilion is located between the Swedish and the Siamese pavilions.

It was not built by the government, but by a private company, and its construction is more than honourable.

It is very well appointed with East Indian styles of ornamentation, and all sorts of Indian materials are sold inside.

There are two tea bars where tea is served to all visitors by Indian officials.

The exterior of the building is in the East Indian style, modelled after the Taj Mahal.

The building is one storey high, with a gallery, and consists of an open room, lit by a central skylight.

It is 25 by 18 metres, and its main entrance is via a walkway topped by minarets.

It is decorated with oriental colours.