• 2 old houses N.E. corner of 600 block 3rd Av. N. & Roy Street

    2 old houses N.E. corner of 600 block 3rd Av. N. & Roy Street

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Future site of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). In 1956, the City of Seattle’s Civic Center Advisory Committee selected land surrounding the existing Civic Auditorium at the foot of Queen Anne Hill for the site of the Century 21 Exposition and a future Civic Center for the city. In 1957, the city acquired the property through condemnation. With a few exceptions, including the Civic Auditorium (which was transformed into the Opera House) and the National Guard Armory (which became the Food Circus), most existing buildings were demolished. This set of photos documents the site before demolition began.

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_00242

    Date: 1957-10

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  • View N.W. in Show Street, N.E. corner of fairground

    View N.W. in Show Street, N.E. corner of fairground

    Voiland, Clarence E. (Clarence Eugene), 1911-2003;

    Paradise International, on Show Street, the "adult entertainment" section of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair)."With a thought that a sample of the best of everything belongs at a World's Fair, the northeast corner of the Fairgrounds is devoted to adult entertainment. This area is called Show Street U.S.A. Show Street offers food and drink, exciting show girls, the natural and the unusual. It's a great place to spend an evening…GRACIE HANSEN’S PARADISE INTERNATIONAL -- A lush dinner club featuring a Las Vegas type show put together by Barry Ashton. The entire operation is labeled ‘excellent’ by everyone who goes there.” (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, pp. 60-61.) <br><br>Clarence E. "Gene" Voiland was a West Seattle pharmacist who enjoyed using his new Balda Baldamatic I 35 mm camera.

    Identifier: spl_c21_jv_003

    Date: 1962

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  • For the First Time in the United States : Paris Spectacular Wax Museum Presents An Ensemble of 26 Tableaux, Unique in Their Genre, Inspired by Art, History, Legend and Literature at Their Highest Didactic and Cultural Levels

    For the First Time in the United States : Paris Spectacular Wax Museum Presents An Ensemble of 26 Tableaux, Unique in Their Genre, Inspired by Art, History, Legend and Literature at Their Highest Didactic and Cultural Levels

    Poster advertising the Paris Spectacular Wax Museum, an exhibit on Show Street at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_c21_2808820

    Date: 1962

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  • Left is United Nation [i.e. Nations] Pavilion in International Mall

    Left is United Nation [i.e. Nations] Pavilion in International Mall

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United Nations Pavilion and Africa Pavilion on the International Mall of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). International Mall of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “Six hyperbolic paraboloid shells blending into a single fluted column make up two of the exhibit buildings; the third, not shown, is simply a box beam shelter. The twin structures actually are a collection of 52 of these shells and, with their classic Oriental overtones, seem to be particularly fitting for the foreign displays they contain. A fine, clean concrete surface was created by coating the four forms with fiberglass. High-early cement was used to cast the 1 ½ in. thick shells. With temperatures ranging from 35 to 65 deg., calcium chloride was added and cylinder strengths of over 3,000 lb. were obtained in 24 hours. Located on the northwest corner of the exposition site, the inside-out umbrellas with their colorful fiberglass panels present an exciting boundary.” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 32.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00023

    Date: 1962-10-01

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  • Ford Motor Co. Pavilion; cabin of space craft interior

    Ford Motor Co. Pavilion; cabin of space craft interior

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Ford Motor Company Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle Worlds Fair). "A realistic simulated journey to outer space aboard a specially constructed, 100-seat passenger spacecraft is just one of the attractions at this exhibit, one of the most popular on the grounds. Also featured is the farm of the future, a dream car, consumer products of tomorrow and a new products display. Lee Kollins, Manager." (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 40.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00471

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Space Needle at night, with Memorial Stadium; view S.

    Space Needle at night, with Memorial Stadium; view S.

    Voiland, Clarence E. (Clarence Eugene), 1911-2003;

    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)<br><br>Clarence E. "Gene" Voiland was a West Seattle pharmacist who enjoyed using his new Balda Baldamatic I 35 mm camera.

    Identifier: spl_c21_jv_029

    Date: 1962

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  • Century 21 poster of Western Airlines

    Century 21 poster of Western Airlines

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Poster at Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00014

    Date: 1961-04

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  • View North to German beer cellar and Belgian Waffle House

    View North to German beer cellar and Belgian Waffle House

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Belgian Waffle House (Gaufres de Bruxelles) and Hofbrau Haus restaurant, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). On the Belgian Waffle House: "Belgian waffles are famous for being widely introduced at a worlds fair, and most reference books say that it was the 1964-1965 New York Worlds Fair. They are wrong. The tasty treats were a hit first in Seattle. The New York version was a lighter waffle and is better known today, but the Belgian Waffle House was a popular spot with the Seattle crowds." (Bill Cotter, Seattle's 1962 World's Fair. 2010: Arcadia Publishing, p. 101.) On the Hofbrau Haus restaurant, designed by John Graham and Co.: "Eight plywood bays are assembled in 20-ft. diameter vaults, one of largest thin shell spans in this configuration." (An Architect's Guidebook to the Seattle Worlds Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 40.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00462

    Date: 1962-06

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  • Food Circus

    Food Circus

    Voiland, Clarence E. (Clarence Eugene), 1911-2003;

    The Food Circus of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "Close to the center of the fairgrounds is the Food Circus, a great bustling eaters' delight. Ranged about the vast floor are 52 concessions, all producing food in its manifold phases." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 137.) The building was constructed in 1938 as the Washington National Guard Armory (Architects: Floyd A. Naramore and Arrigo M. Young) and was transformed into the Food Circus for the Century 21 Exposition (Architects: Durham, Anderson, and Freed).<br><br>Clarence E. "Gene" Voiland was a West Seattle pharmacist who enjoyed using his new Balda Baldamatic I 35 mm camera.

    Identifier: spl_c21_jv_020

    Date: 1962

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  • United Arab Republic Pavilion interior;

    United Arab Republic Pavilion interior;

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United Arab Republic Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “The United Arab Republic Pavilion, on International Plaza, presents a composite picture of modern Egypt, one of the oldest nations in history. With photographs, motion pictures, displays and samples, the changes taking place in the land of the pharohs [sic] are explained. Since it achieved independence in the post-World War II era, the country’s industrial and social patterns have altered radically. There is a touch of the traditional in the exhibit, however. The famed pyramids, temples and statues of antiquity are represented in a photographic gallery of tourist attractions.” (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 72.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_01015

    Date: 1962-10

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