• View north across lower pool U.S. Science Bldg.

    View north across lower pool U.S. Science Bldg.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    United States Science Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “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)

    Identifier: spl_wl_sec_01386

    Date: 1962-04-11

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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., 1962

    Space Needle at night, with Memorial Stadium; view S., 1962

    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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  • Descriptive catalogue of the collection of Japanese woods and photographs of forests exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909

    Descriptive catalogue of the collection of Japanese woods and photographs of forests exhibited at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, 1909

    Japan. Noshomusho. Sanrinkyoku.

    Catalog containing descriptions of all the different types of wood from Japan as well as the photographs of Japanese national forests on display at the A.Y.P.E. Descriptions include "locality," "nature" (general physical description of the tree) and "uses." Includes Japanese names as well as Latin names for trees. 50 pages, 19 cm.

    Identifier: spl_ayp_2525440

    Date: 1909

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  • View north from Washington State Power exhibit; Armory to left

    View north from Washington State Power exhibit; Armory to left

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Washington State Electric Power Pavilion, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). “In an effort to show how Washington's generous supply of water is harnessed and converted to plentiful, low-cost electric power, the Electric Utilities has constructed a 40-foot dam with six spillways and a 16x24 foot relief man showing the state's principle power dams and a transmissions network between 24 major cities. John Bensen, Manager.” (Official press book: Seattle World's Fair 1962. Seattle: Century 21 Exposition, 1962, p. 40)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_01089

    Date: 1962-03-30

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  • Seattle 1st N.B. "Ahab" by Ray Jensen; Bellevue: Wash.

    Seattle 1st N.B. "Ahab" by Ray Jensen; Bellevue: Wash.

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    Seattle-First National Bank sculpture exhibit, Century 21 Exhibition (Seattle World’s Fair). “An outdoor exhibition of works by leading Northwest sculptors has been arranged by the Seattle-First National Bank at its fairgrounds branch around the corner from the Federal Science Pavilion. The bank announced today it has established an invitational competition and show, with prizes of $300, $200 and $100. All entries will be exhibited in the large courtyard and gardens of the fairgrounds bank for the duration of the fair.” (Louis R. Guzzo, Seattle Times, March 22, 1962, p. 26.)

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00055

    Date: 1962-05-30

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  • Poles at South gate with Space Needle

    Poles at South gate with Space Needle

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    South Entrance and Space Needle, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). On the South Entrance, designed by Bassetti & Morse: "Douglas fir logs turned on giant lathe by Cascade Pole Co. and painted rainbow of colors, greet visitors on south side." (An Architect's Guidebook to the Seattle Worlds Fair. Seattle, Pacific Builder and Engineer, April 1962, p. 31). Space Needle: "The Space Needle, a modernistic totem of the Seattle Worlds 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_exp_00503

    Date: 1962-04-21

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  • Goodyear Blimp & Space Needle from DuPen Fountain

    Goodyear Blimp & Space Needle from DuPen Fountain

    Lenggenhager, Werner W., 1899-1988

    DuPen Fountain, Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World’s Fair). “Everett DuPen, professor of art at the University of Washington, designed the fountain in the International Plaza, near the Canadian Pavilion. Rising from a shallow pool are three abstract bronze sculptures, which depict the evolution of life from a single cell to man and the conquest of space. The figures stand in the midst of water jets and are lighted from beneath by 37 powerful spotlights. The central figure, according to the sculptor, is the tree of life. The other figures are abstracts of sea gulls and flowing seaweed.”

    Identifier: spl_wl_exp_00990

    Date: 1962-07

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  • Restaurant Industry Will Have Important Role in "Century 21" Exposition

    Restaurant Industry Will Have Important Role in "Century 21" Exposition

    Article in March 1959 issue of Allied Food and Beverage, describing the restaurant industry's involvement in the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair).

    Identifier: spl_c21_2772482

    Date: 1959-03

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