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  SWEDEN'S BUILDING - The engraving will show that no written description could convey to the reader, not already visually informed, any adequate idea of the form of the Swedish Building at the Fair. Yet it remains to be said that this curious structure made a beautiful appearance in Jackson Park, where it added piquancy to the scene. The edifice covered a triangular lot, and was built in Sweden, where it was taken to pieces for shipment to Chicago. It held the entire Swedish exhibit, and was dedicated with noteworthy festivities on June 26, 1893. The architect was Gustav Wickman, of Stockholm, who spent $40,000 in the work of recalling the syle of two hundred years ago in churches and castles. The building was closed in the latter days of the Fair on account of adverse action by the insurance companies.

NORWAY'S BUILDING - Between the edifices of Germany and Ceylon, withdrawn slightly into the copse of willows that recalled old Jackson Park, stood the Stavkirke of Norway, a small building that was missed by many visitors. The gables of this structure were its distinguishing characteristic, mainly, however, because of their decoration with the beaks of ancient Norse boats. The area was sixty by twenty-five feet, and the material of construction, Norway Pine. The plans were drawn and the house built in the Fatherland, after which the sections were brought to Chicago and re-erected by Norwegian workmen. The Norwegian Commission had its headquarters here.
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