Administration Building Combining Main
Entrance and Exits
Dimensions: 50 ft. x 440 ft.
From the Atlanta Constitution, March 13, 1895 - "The design for the
Administration Building and Gateway is one of the handsomest of the entire
Exposition. The design, as it will be worked out, as shown by the sketches
prepared by Mr. Gilbert, the supervising Architect, is a composite design of
the old baronial castles - those strongholds of our ancestors in feudal
ages. Each window, each door, in fact, the smallest details have been chosen
with a view to furthering this idea. A suggestive glimpse here and there of
what has already been seen, will recall a multitude of pleasant memories to
the traveler, and to the less fortunate the view of these castellated
turrets, those embattled ramparts, those ancient moats, and the old swinging
drawbridges, will prove a source of keen enjoyment of profit."
From Bradford Lee Gilbert's "Sketch Portfolio of Railroad Stations and