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massive, sober, sensible, AngloSaxon design. It has the charm

of high-breeding, repose and polish, bone, sinew and strength in the traditions of the State. A renaissance of the old Colonial in which the vigorous influence of the École des Beaux Arts exerts a vivifying influence without in the least galiciz. ing the architecture,

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From The Brickbuilder THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. NAUGATUCK, CONN.

McKIM, MEAD & WHITE, ARCHITECTS

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BY JOHN G. MILBURN, PRESIDENT OF THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION COMPANY

REPRINTED FROM THE “ PAN-AMERICAN ART HAND-BOOK" HE act of Congress providing for a federal outset, and it has been kept steadily in view. It building and exhibit at the Pan-Ameri- is clearly revealed in every feature of the Expocan Exposi

sition in the archition states that it

tectural scheme, is desirable to en

suggestive of the courage the hold

history of so much ing of the Exposi

of this hemisphere; tion “to fittingly

in the restriction of illustrate the mar

the exhibits to its velous development

resources, indusof the western hem

tries, products, inisphere during the

ventions, arts, and nineteenth century

ideas ;” and in the by a display of the

active participation arts, industries,

of practically all of manufactures, and

its peoples and products of the soil,

countries. To have mines, and sea.”

brought all of those The joint resolu

peoples together for tion of Congress

the first time in the previously adopted

accomplishment of declared that this

such an object is the development was to

crowning achievebe illustrated by a

ment of the Expo“demonstration of

sition. the reciprocal rela

Originating in tions existing be

this clear and defitween the American

nite conception, the Republics and Col

scheme of the Exonies." In these

position has been declarations the

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carefully and intelreal object of the

ligently evolved. Exposition

From the first there comprehensively

has been a firm deexplained at the The Electrical Tower

ohn Gaylen Houard, Architat

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should be commensurate in its scope, plan, dig -the bringing closer together of the peoples nity, and execution with the aim in view. That of this hemisphere in their social, political, was the spirit

and commerof the commis

cial relations. sion to the men

That aspect of intrusted with

it has been the its creation in

inspiration of all of its depart

the enterprise ments. They

and the source were left free

of the enthusito produce the

asm which has best results, and

carried it forit is under such

ward to coniconditions that

pletion. they have pro

assured of perduced them.

manent results They bave re

in the new and ceived from the

closer ties of management

amity, interest. the fullest sym

and sympathy pathy and sup

between those port at every

peoples which turn. As a con

are bound to sequence there

spring from it has been thor

and to stamp it ough co-oper

as an historical ation and har

event. And in mony in the

it is the fairest elaboration and

promise that execution of

the hope will the scheme of

be realized so the Exposition

nobly expre:s. -a scheme of

ed in the inimpressive

scription on Buse of the Electrical Toner

John Gaylen Howard, dochitect originality,

the Propylæa, beauty, and completeness, probably unexcelled 'that the century now begun may unite in the in the history of expositions. So much could bonds of peace, knowledge, good-will, friendship, not have been accomplished but for the asso and noble emulation all the dwellers on the ciation of the Exposition with a grand idea continents and islands of the New World."

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N the evolution through which man has passed of the forest, and of the joy of the open, “where from the time he lived in the forests, until he the sunshine overlooks," of "silvan shades and

became an inhabitant of a brick-walled, stone mossy nooks," and of green fields through which paved city, many things have been lost of which it hurries on to the broad river, where blue sky now but a

colors it, and memory re

the sun glints mains-yet

its rippled sur hardly a mem

face “when ory-rather

the noonday unco11

shines :" and scious haunt

when the day ing dream of

is done and some former

the songs of state; a dream

the birds are of the forest,

hushed and with its great

the stars green arches

b r e a k overhead,

through the echoing to the

sky, it reflects songs of birds,

the glory of where the

the rising breezes sigh

moon, which through the

with generous trees—"the

splendor murmuring

transmutes it pines and the

to molten sil. hemlocks"

ver. All these laden with the odors of balsams or fragrant with things the uncorrupted man in his heart still the scent of the wood flowers; and of the running yearns for, though his horizon is circumscribed stream which gladly sings in “rippled metre”— by walls of brick and his sky obscured by to ears not yet dulled-of the peace in the depths smoke.

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