• View N.E. from British Pavilion

    View N.E. from British Pavilion

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    International Plaza, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “Surrounding the Coliseum is 94,200 sq. ft. of exhibit space in clear span structures of concrete columns and tilt-up walls with a steel joist roof system and metal decking and insulation. The concrete, laid out in a repetitive form which has become the architect's trademark, relieves what might otherwise have become a monotonous perimeter facade.” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 19)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00951

    Date: 1962-07

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  • Century 21--the Seattle World's Fair

    Century 21--the Seattle World's Fair

    Article in Data Link, a publication of the Institute of Radio Engineers, describing the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_c21_2771058

    Date: 1962

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  • View West on John Str. Witness for Christ Pavilion upper right

    View West on John Str. Witness for Christ Pavilion upper right

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Construction, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). Arches of the Federal Science Pavilion, designed by Minoru Yamasaki and Associates and Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson, visible to the left: “The lacy pattern of this six-unit complex placed around a central court with its 100-ft. high arches is in decided contrast to the forcefulness of Coliseum 21. In a sense, the pavilion is a salute to concrete, for it is believed to represent the largest single use of precast and prestressed structural components in the nation.” (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 21) Christian Witness Pavilion, designed by Durham, Anderson & Freed, visible to the right. "Laminated wood arches, reaching 50 ft. in height and arranged in series of umbrellas, support suspended ceiling." (An Architect’s Guidebook to the Seattle World’s Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 31)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00282

    Date: 1962-02-13

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  • View of Century 21 Exposition

    View of Century 21 Exposition

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    View of Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_01052

    Date: 1962-10-06

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  • Foreign visitor

    Foreign visitor

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Fairgoers in front of Plywood Home of Living Light, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "The unique Home of Living Light for Tomorrow, The Douglas Fir Plywood Association Exhibit which dramatizes the many possibilities of a completely new approach to home construction, is located on Freedom Way, at the north end of the Boulevards of the World. The Practical Builder, a trade publication, cooperated in the design of the house, which was created by the Tacoma architectural firm of Liddle and Jones. The walls are made of continuous wood paneling which, like corrugated packing paper, is rigid in one direction and flexible in the other. The results are walls that can take shape and still support the required roof loads." (Official Guide Book, Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Acme Publications. p. 47.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00345

    Date: 1962-05-30

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  • Commerce Pavilion; Encyclopedia Brittanica exhibit

    Commerce Pavilion; Encyclopedia Brittanica exhibit

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Encylopedia Britannica exhibit in the Interiors, Fashion, and Commerce Pavilion of the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “A six-minute film on ‘Life in the Next Century’ is included in the display, emphasizing the evolution of the yearbook from 1768 through 1962. Encyclopedia Britannica annually revises its yearbook. Mrs. Marti, manager.” (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 46.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00159

    Date: 1962-10

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  • 1st Ave. No. 400 block; View north-east

    1st Ave. No. 400 block; View north-east

    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_00207

    Date: 1957-10

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  • How to get to the World's Fair

    How to get to the World's Fair

    Map and directory showing Seattle Transit System routes serving the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_c21_2223164

    Date: 1962

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  • One of many poster colum [i.e. columns]

    One of many poster colum [i.e. columns]

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Poster column on Show Street at the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). Show Street was the "adult entertainment" section of the Century 21 Exposition."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." (Official press book : Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, p. 60.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00869

    Date: 1962-10

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  • Sign on Pancake House at N.E. corner of Armory

    Sign on Pancake House at N.E. corner of Armory

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Smitty's Pancake House, outside Food Circus, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). "Unusual pancake dinners. Priced under $2.00. North side of Armory. Bill Smith." (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 49.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00413

    Date: 1962-04-01

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