In our issue of N0vember 30 we presented an interior view of the Fine Arts building at the Exposition priuunds. We show herewith a portion of the exterior, the view being taken from a point to best bring out the details of ornamentation. The edifice, designed as a permanent structure, stands upon the highest part of the grounds between the Government and New York State buildings, and has a frontage of 245 feet, including the two side wings, one of which shows in our view as projecting beyond the main building_ The depth of main structure is 100 feet and the height of the center fagade is 50 feet. The building is classical in design, with a portico roof supported by a single row of Coriuthian columlls. A highly ornamented frieze enriches an otherwise plain but beautifully proportioned front, and the broad steps are flanked on either side by life-sized figures of lions in bronze. We also show in another view the Agricultural building, as seen from the bank across the Clara Meer_ This structure is 304 feet long, 150 feet wide, and is 110 feet high. The contributions from the various States of the South, of the soil produets of farm and plantation, is of exceeding interest. All of the 394 various grades of cotton are shown, exhibiting their merits fo" color, fineness, and length of staple. Sugar and molasses in all forms, from the raw cane to the finished sweets. Fruits and grains are shown in great varieties. Specimens of plums and that wonderful Southern grape. the Scuppernong, are especially tempting. It is worthy to note, also, that the exhibitc of wines from the Southern grapes denotes a near-by source for this great market that may cause trepida-tion in the distant Californias. The arrangement of the exhibits displays artistic as well as convenient location for the visitor. To the Northern man or woman this building and its interior presents great attraction.
This article was originally published with the title "The Atlanta Exposition" in Scientific American 73, 25, 393-394 (December 1895)