Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Long Beach 1928: Italian Building.....

Located on the south side of the Pacific Southwest Exposition's Avenue of Nations, next to the Persian Building, the Italian Building was designed in a simple rural-style, with a triple-arched entrance portal and a tiled-roof. The interior of the building contained a variety of rare Italian arts and antiques, and was divided into two sections: the Hall of Caesars, and the Hall of Canova. The Hall of Caesars contained displays of ancient Italian coins, sculptures, and furnishings; while the Hall of Canova's exhibits consisted of tapestries, paintings, and ironwork.

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