AKA: World's Columbian Exposition, Idaho Pavilion, Chicago, IL

Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - exposition buildings

Designers: Cutter and Poetz, Architects (firm); Kirtland Kelsey Cutter (architect); John C. Poetz Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1892-1893

3 stories

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East 56th Street
Hyde Park, Chicago, IL 60637

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Building History

Spokane architects Kirtland Cutter (1860-1939) and John Poetz, Sr., (1859-1929), who had designed only one building in Idaho before 1892, the unbuilt Wardner Miners' Union Building in Wardner, received the commission for the Idaho State Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition. This may indicate the paucity of acceptable resident architects in the state, or, more likely, connections that the firm had with pavilion organizers. The following year, 1894, the firm did design at commercial building, the Pioneer Building, for a site in Boise.

Building Notes

The Idaho Building at the Columbian Exposition was situated in the fair's northern periphery, in the States and Foreign Nations section. The Idaho Pavilion was situated on the south side of 56th Street, the fair's northern boundary, between the Virginia and Montana Buildings.


PCAD id: 18683