In the foreground is the Pennsylvania building, one of the
handsomest and most attractive buildings erected by the states. Costing $60,000, the
outer walls were of pressed brick, and the building was constructed so it could be moved
out of the Park and serve as a public museum. Eight hundred electric lights
illuminated it at night. It stood beside New York, opposite the entrance of the Art
The New York building represented the wealth, culture, and progress
of the metropolis and its government. The scene was enhanced at night, when, the
region blazed with light and echoed the music of the world's best-loved composers.
Costing $77,000, the firm entrusted with building this work consisted of McKim, Meade
& White who had also build Agricultural Hall..