|The Fisheries Building, erected by Henry Ives Cobb, architect, of
Chicago, was admired by many. It's East Pavilion housed one of the chief
attractions of the Exposition - a double row of grottoed and illuminated acquaria.
Here the strangest inhabitants of the deep were conveniently viewed: the King Crab,
the Burr-fish, Flounders, Toad-fish, Anemones, Eels, Sturgeon, Cat-fish, Sharks,
Bill-fish, Gold-fish, Blue-fish, Rays, Trout and many others. Nearly six hundred
feet of glass front were shown in the acquaria, with three thousand square feet of
surface water. The area was over three acres and cost $225,000. The columns
and arches were carved with tortoises, serpents, calamus, fish and frogs.