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  COLORADO'S BUILDING - This handsome and characteristic structure was undertaken and finished before the wave of financial disaster broke over the Centennial State, and, during the darkest days of 1893, offered a hospitable place of assembly for citizens who might there congratulate themselves that they had preserved enough from the extraordinary panic to enable them to impress the dignity of their State on all visitors to the Fair. The area of this building was one hundred and twenty-five by forty-five feet and the two towers rose to a height of eighty feet. The structure evidenced the Spanish-Moresque influences of early Western settlement, and its hanging balconies and triple arches presented no mean appearance. The interior fittings were in onyx and marble. H. T. E. Wendel, of Denver, was the architect, and the cost was $35,000.

MAINE'S BUILDING - Among the State houses that presented a solid and enduring front was the edifice erected by Maine, and the purpose of so much granite in a temporary pavilion was to exhibit the products of the State's quarries, together with the skill and patience of her sons in dealing with a material so heavy and refractory. The Maine Building held the extreme eastern wing of the array of commonwealths, and the air of the lake which was near at hand, was always defied on sharp mornings by the roaring crackle of a wide fire-place where people often lingered, whether they were from Portland, Maine, or Portland, Oregon. The architect, Charles S. Frost, was born in Maine, and the irregular shape of the lot determined the form of the building seen in the engraving. Cost, $20,000.00.
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