A postcard from the 1933
Chicago World's Fair - A Century of Progress
(Postcard courtesy of Larry Novak)
A CENTURY OF PROGRESS
This is the first full-sized structure built of glass block, recently perfected by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio. One hundred feet long and sixty feet wide with a gloriously colorful tower fifty feet high, it is a wonderful spectacle by day and a magnificent display by night when interior lighting glows through its many-colored walls and tower.
The Owens-Illinois Glass Company is one of the world's largest producers of glass containers and other glass products, which form one of the interesting exhibits inside the building.
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Last updated Friday, June 12, 1998