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  LOUISIANA'S BUILDING - The edifice erected by the commonwealth which boasts the city of New Orleans as its metropolis was situated, as may be seen, next to the domed Missouri Building, and on the west or left. The trees in front were laden with mosses of Southern bayous, and the foliage generally, like that which surrounded Fort Marion, Florida, was of the tropical order, in which cacti were conspicuous. The engraving conveys to the reader a fair idea of the structure, for its interior of yellow pine corresponded with the simple style of its galleries and verandas. The area of this house was one hundred and ten by one hundred and sixty-six feet, and its cost was $12,000. It was one of the best sites, fronting the Art Palace not far from the cable car entrance at Fifty-seventh street. The most notable of many relics here shown was a Madonna which had been painted by Raphael. The Creole Kitchen was patronized by all who liked hot-seasoning, and gumbo soup, opossum, Tobasco sauce, and other Southern dishes and relishes found their daily consumers. Colored cooks and waiters who had been brought directly from the plantations of the river country served the guests, and completed the happiness and comfort of their patrons. In one of the relic-rooms was exhibited the richly carved furniture of Governnor Galvez, from the State Museum at Baton Rouge. A Creole Concert Company gave frequent entertainments. The Woman's exhibit of carvings was surprising and admirable.
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