• Space Needle looking south

    Space Needle looking south

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Space Needle, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The Space Needle, a modernistic totem of the Seattle World’s Fair, was conceived by Eddie Carlson as a doodle in 1959 and given form by architects John Graham Jr., Victor Steinbrueck, and John Ridley. When King County declined to fund the project, five private investors, Bagley Wright, Ned Skinner, Norton Clapp, John Graham Jr., and Howard S. Wright, took over and built the 605-foot tower in less than a year.” (Walt Crowley, “Space Needle (Seattle).” HistoryLink.org, http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=1424)

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_01757

    Date: 1962-05-07

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  • Sermon in [i.e. Sermons From] Science Bldg. to right; S.E. corner Warren & Thomas Str.

    Sermon in [i.e. Sermons From] Science Bldg. to right; S.E. corner Warren & Thomas Str.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Sermons from Science Building, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “True brick panels, without any backing and weighing up to a ton, were attached to steel H-Columns to provide the finish interior and exterior walls of the Sermons from Science Building (architects: Johnson, Nesland & Sibold; general contractor: Gwinn Construction Co.). The panels, up to 5x9 ft. each, are made of Inca ceramic brick with holes for the placement of reinforcing steel. Exterior sides for one portion of the structure were glazed and fired in a cobalt-blue finish. The bricks were laid at the manufacturer's Newcastle plant and installed by the brickmasons on the building site, where the 2,000-lb. panels were lifted by a special suction cup device.—Builders Brick Co., 3900 Ninth S., Seattle. (No. 3)” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 46)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00260

    Date: 1962-02-13

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  • Exhibit at United Nations Pavilion; Int. Mall; View N.W.

    Exhibit at United Nations Pavilion; Int. Mall; View N.W.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United Nations Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “A lounge, film center and display of the work of the United Nations constitutes the U.N. exhibit. The pavilion is a meeting place for visitors to talk to officials and persons from the United Nations’ member countries. The American Association for the United Nations sponsors the pavilion. Miss Lee Minto, Director.” (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 38.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_01029

    Date: 1962-06

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  • Sidewalk Art Studio

    Sidewalk Art Studio

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Sidewalk art studio at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00081

    Date: 1962-06

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  • View east from Monorail station; Space wheel; train

    View east from Monorail station; Space wheel; train

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Gayway, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The Gayway is a $2 million operation designed by two experts in the amusement business: J. W. Patty Conklin, a 50-year veteran who handles amusements for the Canadian National Exposition in Toronto, and Harry Batt, who operates the Lake Ponchartrain Amusement Park in New Orleans." (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 62.) The Alweg Monorail was constructed for the Century 21 Exposition to carry passengers between downtown Seattle and the exposition grounds.

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00529

    Date: 1962-07

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  • Architect: J. Chiarrelli; Model of planned municipal auditorium conversion; View so. from Mercer To the right is new 800 seat auditorium

    Architect: J. Chiarrelli; Model of planned municipal auditorium conversion; View so. from Mercer To the right is new 800 seat auditorium

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Model of Mercer Arena, Opera House, Exhibition Hall, and Playhouse, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “The brand-new Opera House (225 Mercer Street) [designed by Priteca and Chiarelli] had been constructed within the shell of Seattle's old Civic Auditorium -- which New York Times critic Harold C. Schonberg described as a ‘6,000 seat, flat-floored, unpleasant’ space that had ‘held just about everything but bullfights.’ Now the hall was the 3,100 seat pride of the town's arts establishment.” (Peter Blecha, “Century 21 Exposition (1962): Performing Arts at the Fair.” HistoryLink.org, http://historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=9371. The remaining buildings in this model were designed by Kirk, Wallace, McKinley & Associates.

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_00030

    Date: 1959-08

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  • Thailand Showroom on Blvd. West

    Thailand Showroom on Blvd. West

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Boulevards of the World at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The Boulevards of the World area is the shopping center of the fair. Stores, stands and kiosks displaying the goods and gifts of a dozen nations line the gay and colorful thoroughfares that tie the five theme Worlds of Century 21 together. Exotic shops and restaurants are on Boulevard East, Boulevard West, Freedom Way and United Nations Way. In among the bazaars are fine restaurants and elegant exhibits. In the streets, kiosks display food and favors for sale, while along the edges are benches for the sightseers." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 119.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00209

    Date: 1962-05-30

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  • Christian busimens [i.e. businessman's] church pavilion; View N.W.

    Christian busimens [i.e. businessman's] church pavilion; View N.W.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Sermons from Science Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “This unique religious display is designed to ‘literally shock’ visitors into the close connection between God and science. Dr. George Speake, from the Moody Institute, says his pavilion is not a church but a place where ‘people can see the truth of a living God in an atmosphere of cold, calculated science.’ Dr. Speake, Mgr.” (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 42.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00822

    Date: 1962-05-30

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  • Fire Dpt. on fair ground

    Fire Dpt. on fair ground

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    World’s Fair Fire Department, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The World’s Fair has its own fire department…The truck is kept in the basement of the Armory on the fairgrounds.” (Seattle Times, August 15, 1962, p. 18.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00978

    Date: 1962-04-08

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  • Institutional Kiosks at Seattle World's Fair

    Institutional Kiosks at Seattle World's Fair

    Brief article from Perspectives, a periodical published by the Washington State Department of Instutions. Article discusses the department's plans for participation in the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_c21_2737473

    Date: 1962-01

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