National Affairs: In Brooklyn?

To an enthralled local Chamber of Commerce, Congressman Sol Bloom, member of the House Committee on Industrial Arts and Expositions, recommended that Brooklyn hold a world's fair and permanent international exposition in 1932 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. He proposed the use of 2,200 acres of undeveloped park land on Jamaica Bay, the erection of buildings with 5,000,000 square feet of floor space for exhibits by the U. S. and 46 foreign governments, a stadium to hold 200,000 people, parking space for 100,000 automobiles, the highest...

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