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BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF THE GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS OF THE LEWIS AN D CLARK EXHIBITION, WHICH OPENS ON JUNE l IN PORTLAND, ORE.
LEWIS AND CLARK FAIR.
Centennial Exposition at Portland,
Ore., To lie Opened This Wtelc.
Portland, Ore., May 27.— Tho Lewis and Clark
Centennial and American Pacific Exposition and
Oriental Fair is completed and will open here
on June 1.
Entering the main gateway the visitor beholds
the i olonnade entrance, an imposing p< ristyle of
lonic design. I'pon the frieze of this is em
blazoned the prophetic phrase of Bishop Berke
ley, "Westward th. course of empire takes Its
way." Passing under the colonnade entrance an
heroic group of hilarious cow punchers, the con
ception of Frederic Remington and entitle. l
••Shooting Up the Town." features Pacific Court.
To the left, rising upon a verdure covered em
inence, is the Oregon State Building, an attrac
tive -structure of classical architecture. Direct'y
in front of the visitor Is Columbia Court, whi< h
contains the Sunken Gardens. To the right of
this is the huge Agriculture Palace, i nd to the
left the European Building. These structures
are free architectural renderings of the Spanish
Walking east on Lewis and Clark Boulevard.
on the right are the Missouri State Building, the
Auditorium and the pavilion of a large manu
facturing concern. To the left is the Palace of
Manufactures, Liberal Arts and Varied In
dustries. Reaching Concourse Plaza, the Ma
chinery, Electricity and Transportation Building
is Been at the extreme east end of the exposi
tion grounds. To the left of this and facin?
Concourse Plaza is the Mines and Metallurgy
Walking along the west facade of the Manu
factures, Liberal Arts and Varied Industries
Building the visitor comes to Uakeview Terrace.
Grouped upon the east end of this beautiful
stretch of lawns and fiow< r beds are four State
buildings, those of Illinois. Now- York. [dah<
Utah. Near the New-York Building is the struct
ure erected by the Young Women's Christian
Association. A sloping path leads to the Hun
garian Chadra facing the Grand Esplanade.
To the north and on a peninsula j ioji cting into
Cuild's Lake, the great natural basin ol the ■ ' n
tennial, are seen the government buildings, a
proup of five Imposing structures. 1:• yond is the
Willamette River and a marvellous panorama of
scenery which surrounds the entire exposition
Bite. Snow-capped penks, sonic of them more
than twelve thousand feet high, rise grandly.
Leading to tho mainland from the Govi n
Peninsula are the Bridge <.f Nations and tic
Trail. The latter is the amusemeni thorough
fare of the centennial, and from it will issue tho
Bt rains of odd melodies mingled with harsh cries
of the "spielers." To the west and at th
of a spur of the Cascades is th< American Inn.
the enormous inside hostlery. To the left of this
Is : -n the Swiss Chalet, a curious building of
Following the Grand Esplanade fora few hun
dred feet the great bandstand Is reachi I. Th;.-:
Is at the foot of the Grand Staircase, which ex
tends down the entire slope of Lakeview '!•
The summit of the terrace is adorned with :i
balustrade. <>n either end i>f this are heroic
rtatues of Lewis and < 'lark, in < ommemorat ion of
whos< great expedition the exposition is held.
Continuing along the Grand Esplanade :>■ cess to
the Trail is afforded through the Streets ut
Cairo. Astor Drive leads from the south end of
the Trail through a wooded region. The Ex
perimental Gardens an p: ssed oi ■'■• right
Leaving Astor l>ri\f- tl.. visitor follows ii iho
dvcu, * picturesiju'- path whi v winds around
NEW- YORK TRIBUNE ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT.
the contours of Lakeview Terrace until it meets
Oregon-aye. At the intersection of these paths
are the Washington and California State
buildings. To the rear of the California Building
and fating Lewis and Clark Boulevard Is the
Forestry structure, made entirely of huge l"us
Opposite the Forestry Building is the Museum of
Arts, a fireproof structure of concrete stone
HOME OF A FAMILY OF EIGHT IN CAIIVIU.K.
blocks. To the left of this is the Massachusetts
State Building, a replica of the famous Bullfinch
front of the State House on Beacon Hill, Bos
ton. Directly opposite is the Oriental Exhibits
Building, the only large structure on the grounds
in which classical architecture has been followed.
The administration buildings are grouped about
the main entrai
HOUSE WITH TWO BAY WINDOWS MADE OF OLD CARS.
WHERE OLD CARS WENT.
Use Made Sear Bridgeport of Man//
Bridgeport, Conn., May L'T.— What became of
the old Broadway cars that once rolled up and
down that thoroughfare, drawn by weary and
shiftless gaited horses? It Is not so long since
the horeecan made thoir exit from that busy
highway, but they aro gone forever.
Over In Avon Park Heights, half way between
this city and the town of Stratford, a score or
more of the old Broadway curs, known as tho
'"Jake Sharp'" ears, are now teing used as family
residences, h»-n coops, dog houses, cow pens and
horse stables. It is- a gi «->l tleal «.f a drop for a
proud Broadway car: an ignominious finish; but
there la one consolation the old cars haye — they
arp not the only things that have finished igno
miniously a career begun in the glitter of Bnxul
When lorsfoars grf»v.- to be too slow for
Broadway, a <i.>sen years ago. the Rri.is.-p.Hrt
J ractlon f ompany purchased a number of them.
F..r a couple of years those Broadway cars pave
Bridgeport a metropolitan appearance, for the
traction company fli.l not tak- the trouble to
paint out th< l>i~ yellow letters that extended
the oritiro lensrth of th^ ear on the side, "Broad
way" and "Battery Vrrk"
\Vh«n the big trollf-y syndicate absorbed the
Bridge] ■ ••" Traotmn Company the road was
equipped with electricity, and th^ old Broadway
cars wore run in the big car barn yards. never
again to carry passengers.
It was then that "sam fJreenrod. who is a '-■ —
believer in the doctrine of utilizing the waste
material as a rath V> riches, struck upon the
Idea ■■- buying the r,M Broadway cars and turn
in? them into structures for human beings and
also for domestic animals. At a nominal figure
Greenr •■! bought a *core of these old cars, an I
he moved them nwr tr« several vacant lots he
had at Avon TV.rk Heights, where, with the as
sistance of his boys. h-- sb.ip.-d them over so
that they were deormd suitable f.»r living pur
posts. The cars were raised upon stilts about
four feel high, anil two were placed side by
fide, so that a cottage of two rooms was formed
by cutting out one side of each ear. The -win
dows in the sides were bearded up. with the ex
ception of one for light, and the doors were fitted
to swing instea i of to sIMo to the sid«\
In a residence built of two old Broadway cars
at Avon Park Heights there lived all last winter
a man and his wit" and six children. And they
I aid J5 a month rent f..r the accommodations.
There were only two rooms in this c-.ir hous» in
which the family of eight live;!— one a kitchen
and the other a sleeping room — and yet the
mother of that family said thoy liv>-.l comfort
ably and suffered no Inconvenience from beir.s
Greenrod's own house, while not made of old
Broadway cars, is surrounded with the cars.
His cowhouse Is made of two cars, on.- placed
on top of the other. The cow lives in the lower
one, and in the upper one hay is stored for her
winter fodder. Xear the cowhouse stands a car
on which the word "Broadway" appears dis
tinctly. Even the exposure to the weather f>r
the dozen years the car h;ts withstood the *!e
ments has not completely obliterated th.- marks
of identification from it. In this car the chickens
roost at nighi and in the day the hens lay eirps
for the enrod family. Where once the silk
and .satin of beautiful women brushed th» old
car seats roosters crow and cackle and strut.
Greenrod'a bouse was an old fashioned one
when he bought it. and ho wanted it brought
more up to date. The house needed a baa win
dow. That would be a great addition, he
thought, and it would make the living rooms
lighter. So a hole was cut in the front of the
house Just the size of one of the old Broad ■
cars Then one of those cars was sawed In half
lengthwise. It was placed in the hole that had
been cut in the front of the house, arul then
Greenrod had a bay window in his house. There
was plenty of light in that side of his house
then, for the whole side of the car was filled
with glass and th.- car windows were uut
changed for the hay window of the house
But there was half a car still left, and there
seemed no way to utilize that. But one ! .>•
Greenrod hit upon a plan to use the other half
of tho car. He wool 1 make another bay window
in the other side of the front of the house and
have that side as light as the first aide St>
another hole was cut In the front of the house
and the remaining half of the old Broadway cur
was placed in the aperture.