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The Resource Fair Park, Willis Cecil Winters

Fair Park, Willis Cecil Winters

Label
Fair Park
Title
Fair Park
Statement of responsibility
Willis Cecil Winters
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1936, Texas commemorated the 100th anniversary of its independence from Mexico with a series of statewide celebrations. A central exposition was proposed, with four cities waging a sometimes bitter campaign to secure the rights to stage this auspicious event. At stake for the host city was unparalleled national exposure and a strong economic boost in the midst of the Great Depression. Using the existing grounds and buildings at Fair Park as the basis of its bid, Dallas outhustled and outspent its competitors to be designated as the host city of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition. The fair was planned by chief architect George Dahl with legions of talented designers and artists who collaborated to produce one of the great American world's fairs of the 1930s. In addition to the centennial celebration, 1936 marked the 50th anniversary of Fair Park as the site of the great State Fair of Texas. Many of the exhibition structures, livestock barns, and sports and performance venues built for the fair over the previous 50 years were incorporated into the new layout and design of the exposition. The architectural style that was applied to the old and new buildings at Fair Park was described as "Texanic," a combination of Texas iconography and classical motifs with the more spare, streamlined regimen of the moderne style. The result was a revelation to the millions of visitors that attended the Texas Centennial Exposition in 1936
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winters, Willis C
Dewey number
976.42812
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.D217
LC item number
F359 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Images of America
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  • Fair Park (Dallas, Tex.)
  • Dallas (Tex.)
  • Historic buildings
  • Fair Park (Dallas, Tex.)
  • Dallas (Tex.)
  • Buildings
  • Historic buildings
  • Texas
  • Texas
Label
Fair Park, Willis Cecil Winters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn639158803
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780738579399
Lccn
2010927857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, map, plans, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)639158803
Label
Fair Park, Willis Cecil Winters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 143)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn639158803
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780738579399
Lccn
2010927857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations, map, plans, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)639158803

Library Locations

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