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Title: The Washington, D.C. bid for the 1964 World's Fair
Author: Huxtable, Ada Louise
Date: 5/00/1960

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Author: Huxtable, Ada Louise
Title: The Washington, D.C. bid for the 1964 World's Fair
Date: 5/00/1960
Archive: Special Collections, Gelman Library, George Washington University
Collection name: the Greater Washington Board
Document location: Box 233, Folder 7, "The World's Fair"
Publication location: New York City, New York
Publisher: American Heritage Publishing Company

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Editorial notes:
Description: From 1929 to 1965, the Washington Board of Trade devoted much effort into attempting to become a host for a World's Fair. Washington, D.C. never hosted a World's Fair as every bid to land the fair for the city came up short. This is an article from the now defunct "Horizon - A Magazine of the Arts" on the proposal prepared by the Washington Board of Trade and presented to the three-man President's Commission charged with determining if and where the United States should have a World's Fair in 1964. The Board contracted renown architect and urban planner Victor Gruen to prepare a study on the proposed site. This article details the groundbreaking Gruen proposal.
Subjects: the Greater Washington Board of Trade;; the 1964 World's Fair;; Largo, Maryland;; Victor Gruen;; urban planning;; the World's Fair;; Washington, D.C.;; city planning;; 20th Century Washington D.C.

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Date scanned: 3/6/2006
Person scanning: Craig Clarke
Date converted: 3/6/2006
Person converting: Craig Clarke
Scanner used: Fujitsu FI-4220C
OCR program: PixEdit 7 Rev. 7.3.6
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