Thursday, January 15, 2009

Long Beach 1928: California Building.....

The State of California Building was located adjacent to the Palace of Industry, at the south-west corner of the Pacific Southwest Exposition's main court. The building was designed in a Moorish-Spanish style, with a heavily buttressed front facade and a dome-topped entrance pavilion. The interior of the building contained displays from throughout California, divided into departments devoted to agriculture, public works, natural resources, institutions, public health, social welfare, industrial relations, education, state printing, motor vehicles, highways, engineering and irrigation, and water rights. A separate exhibit, in conjunction with the United States Departments of Forestry and Fisheries, showed the natural beauty of California's many forests and rivers; including an actual trout-stream stocked with German brown trout. The City and County of Los Angeles was represented by a comprehensive display illustrating numerous improvements being made throughout the metropolitan area; and the City of San Francisco exhibited a large animated scale-model of the entire city, which had required eighteen months to construct, and contained over 40,000 pieces of carved wood.

2 comments:

romeoispink said...

Do you have a photo or more info on the model of the city of San Francisco displayed at the exposition?

Ken's Blog Index: said...

Unfortunately I don't, sorry.