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1893; Museum of Science and Industry

Originally known as the Palace of Fine Arts during the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry was one of the only buildings to survive the century after the fair. After the Exposition, the palace became the Field Museum of Natural History, which moved in 1905 to its present location on the museum campus. The structure was extensively renovated in the 1920's and reopened…  read more

Originally known as the Palace of Fine Arts during the 1893 Columbian Exposition, the Museum of Science and Industry was one of the only buildings to survive the century after the fair. After the Exposition, the palace became the Field Museum of Natural History, which moved in 1905 to its present location on the museum campus. The structure was extensively renovated in the 1920's and reopened to the public in 1931 as the Museum of Science and Industry. The Columbian Exposition has been the subject of dozens of non-fiction books and myriad fiction, including literary fiction, mysteries, romance novels and young adult stories. Notable titles include Erik Larsen’s The Devil in the White City, Richard Peck’s Fair Weather, Frances McNamara’s Death at the Fair and Alec Michod’s The White City.

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Museum of Science and Industry

Floyd Sullivan, 2017

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