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PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION CENTENNIAL MONUMENT

 

Artwork

Title Artist Date

Pan-American Exposition Centennial Monument

John A. Lydon, (Concept Designer), William G. Koch (Artist & Designer), Stone Art Memorial Co., Inc. (Stone Contractor)

2001

Medium

Medium Category

Engraved Polished Black Granite Stone on Concrete Base
 

Memorial

Measurements

Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet

2.75

3

2

N/A

 
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet

.75

4

3

N/A

Description

Description
The inscription reads: "1901 - 2001 The Pan-American Exposition occupied this site from May to November 1901. An international fair, it highlighted the technological pre-eminence of the United States, and trade and cooperation among the Americas. Over 8 million people came to see displays of electricity, infant incubators, manufacturing equipment and other marvels of the day. Thomas Edison filmed the Exposition with his motion picture camera. John Philip Sousa's band played. Gondolas circled the grounds. For most visitors it was their first encounter with a large-scale display of electric light. The Exposition's organizers hoped that Buffalo's access to cheap hydro-electric power and the fact that 40,000,000 people lived within a half-day's train ride would encourage industry to locate to the area.

Biographical Info.

Bio.
This memorial was erected in conjunction with the Pan-American Exposition Centennial celebration.




 

Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Delaware Park, southwest corner of Lincoln Pkwy. & Nottingham Terrace intersection Display October 2004 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
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Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
Hamilton, Houston, Lownie Architects, LLC Buffalo Arts Commission General Condition Survey October 2004 Excellent Very Good Yes