US Rubber Ferris Wheel now Detroit Roadsign A roadsign in Michigan ... executive offices at a Missouri Lodge ... a radio station in Wisconsin. Find out where the Legacies of the New York World's Fair can be found in buildings and artifacts salvaged from the Fair.

 

The List
from the archives of the New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation

World's Fair enthusiast and historian, Craig Bavaro, did some extensive research of the records of the New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation at the New York Public Library. Among the documents he discovered there was a list of the pavilions that had found a second life after the Fair.

Dated February 16, 1966, the list is not entirely accurate. Some of these pavilions found homes in other locations or may never have traveled any further than the "wishful thinking" stage, eventually being demolished on the Fairgrounds.

Regardless, the list is intriguing. There may still be some undiscovered legacy buildings from the Fair scattered about the country! Check the rest of the Legacy Pages here at nywf64.com to see what is known for sure.

BUILDINGS TO BE RELOCATED IN WHOLE OR IN PART
ELSEWHERE

February 16, 1966

     
1. Johnson's Wax ............................. Racine, Wisconsin
2. Florida Citrus Orange .................. Lakeland, Florida
3. Wisconsin ....................................
Rotunda to Boscobel, Wisconsin
(Blacksmith Shop) - Balance to
Poconos, Penna as Ski Lodge
4. Socony-Mobil ............................. Eastern Press, New Haven, Connecticut
5. Austria ......................................... Upper New York State - Ski Lodge
6. Christian Science ......................... Poway, California (north of San Diego)
7. Malaysia ...................................... University of Plano, Texas
8. Thailand ....................................... Expo. 67, Montreal, Canada
9. Boy Scouts .................................. Long Island Boy Scouts
10. Steak House ................................ U.S. Military Academy, West Point
11. Les Poupees de Paris ................... Evers Sea Plane Base, Bronx N. Y.
12. Wax Museum .............................. Evers Sea Plane Base, Bronx N. Y.
13. Denmark ..................................... Westport, Connecticut
14. Berlin ........................................... Walls to Verrazano College
15. Japan - Stone Work ....................
Manhattanville College - Westchester,
New York
16. Schaefer's ....................................
Purchased by Herman S. Eaton, 429
Broome Street, New York for re-
location. Only furnishings and equipment now committed.
17. Montana ......................................
Two buildings to be relocated (part in
Great Barrington, Mass. and part to
Wolfe Construction, Hazelett, New Jersey
18. Minnesota .................................... Resort in Michigan
19. West Virginia ............................... Museum in Charleston, West Virginia
20. Mormon Temple .......................... Chapel in Plainview, Long Island
21. Spain ........................................... St. Louis, Missouri
22. Parker Pen .................................. Coney Island, New York
23. Swiss Sky Ride ............................ Site not yet selected
24. Auto Thrill Show .......................... Stands to Syracuse, New York
25. Indonesia ..................................... Steel to Indonesia
26. Equipment for Fairs ...................... Site not known
27. Switzerland .................................. Ski Lodge in New Hampshire
28. United States Rubber ................... Tire configuration to Detroit
29. Maintenance Annex 1 & 2 ........... New Brunswick, New Jersey
30. Identity Building ........................... Great Neck Public Schools, Long Island
31. South Precinct ............................. Great Neck Pulbic Schools, Long Island
32. Orange Julius Stands (2) .............. Site not yet known.
33. India ............................................ Sika Chemical Co., New Jersey
34. Long Island Railroad .................... Part to Malverne, L. I. (exhibit)

 

SOURCE: NY World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporation, presented courtesy Craig Bavaro Collection

BUILDINGS TO BE RELOCATED IN WHOLE OR IN PART
ELSEWHERE

February 16, 1966

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35. Hollywood (Go-Go Building) ....... Brooklyn, New York
36 Ireland .........................................
Steel to Grovers Marine Base,
Freeport, Long Island, N. Y.

 

 

BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES NOW UNDER NOGOTIATION
FOR POSSIBLE RELOCATION ELSEWHERE
1. Sweden
2. Monorail
3. New England  
4. Atomedic Hospital  
5. Bell System ---trusses  
6. Bargreen Buffet  
7. Hollywood Rest. Steel  
8. Guinea (Lake George)  
9. China (Part of building to Toronto)  

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