Agricultural Hall
Philadelphia 1876 Centennial Exhibition
Built 1876
James Hamilton Windrim (1840-1919)



Image: Leslie, Frank, Historical Register of the United States Centennial Exposition. New York: Frank Leslie’s Publishing House, 1876.






Designed by James Windrim (1840-1919), the architect behind the Masonic Temple, Girard College, and other public buildings of Philadelphia, Agricultural Hall resembled a series of barn-like structures pieced together. The Centennial exemplified the struggle between Industry and Agriculture. The official title of the exposition was “The International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine."

 

For information about the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and sources/reference materials, see the Centennial overview.