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Identifier: unitedstateshist00ridp
Title: United States; a history: the most complete and most popular history of the United States of America from the aboriginal times to the present day..
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Authors: Ridpath, John Clark, 1840-1900
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Publisher: Boston, New York, The United States history co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation


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e ground-plan an areaof twenty-two hundred and fifty square feet, was in the style of archi-tecture prevalent in the times of Queen Elizabeth. The roof was com-posed of red tiles; and the fixtures, furniture, and decorations were allafter models which were fashionable at the close of the sixteenth cen-tury. The building, which was two stories high, was very handsome—even elegant—in its general appearance, recalling forcibly to mind themost brilliant and romantic period in English history. St. GeorgesHouse was designed for the accommodation not only of the commis-sioners from the home empire of Great Britain, but also for the useand comfort of the agents from the British colonial possessions indifferent parts of the world. The Building of the French Government was located eastwardfrom Memorial Hall. The ground-plan was a parallelogram sixty feetlong by forty feet in width. The structure was composed of brick, iron,and glass, and in its general aspect was not unworthy to express the

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588 HISTOR Y OF THE UNITED STA TES. interest felt by the authorities of the Third Republic in the AmericanCentennial. The building was designed to subserve the double pur-pose of a home for the French Commission and of a hall for the dis-play of models representing the public works of France. The Building of the German Empire was an edifice still morespacious and imposing. It was located east of Belmont Avenue, nearthe head of the Lansdowne Valley. The structure was an imitation ofstone, in the style of the Renaissance. The area of the ground-planwas thirty-four hundred and forty-four square feet, being a parallelo-gram. The main portico and principal hall were very beautiful, andthe walls and ceilings were ornamented with frescos in the best styleof art. Here were the head-quarters of the Imperial German Commis-sion, and here also was a suite of reception-rooms for the accommoda-tion of strangers and visitors from the different parts of Father-Land. The single word Espana over the po


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