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Illinois - Expo Saint-Louis 1904

Illinois at the Exhibition Expo Saint-Louis 1904

Across the wide driveway that winds up the hill, halfway between the State Plateau and the community of foreign nations, is the Illinois State Pavilion.

A wide veranda surrounds the building on all sides. A square dome crowns the building.

Huge statues of Lincoln and Grant are flanked at the main entrance and on either side of the dome drum are large groups of symbolic sculptures, agriculture and other industries.

The ceiling of the State Room is deeply paneled, and its walls are adorned with an epic frieze, 6 feet wide, telling the history of Illinois.

The size of the pavilion is 198 by 144 feet and it was built at a total cost of $50,000.