World’s Fair Exhibit: Belgian Village

The Belgian Village at the Chicago World’s Fair consisted of 30 buildings that were exact reproductions of buildings found in Brussels or Antwerp, and even the same stone and brick pavements. The exhibit was also known as Picturesque Belgium.

This is a bird’s eye-view of the Belgian Village. Notice you can also see the giant Havoline thermometer, part of the Firestone exhibit, and the sky ride is in the background.

Approaching entrance to the Belgian Village.

A ground level view of the village. Again, you can see the Havoline thermometer.

Carillon tower in the Belgian Village. Carillons are musical instruments housed in bell towers. Most today are in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. They are a symbol of civic pride and status.

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