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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, Departures Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 3, Departures Summary

While many of the Exposition Officials were thinking about the closing day ceremonies, McKim left. He hated to say good-bye. He wrote a note to Burnham and thanked him for the opportunity of working on the Exposition. He latter stated that he hated the idea of the White City ending.

Many people thought the buildings should be blown up or set on fire, but the buildings were created and built with salvage in mind. Olmsted left mainly due to his busy schedule and failing health. Sullivan left to go back to work at his firm. Once there, he discovered that a junior architect, named Frank Lloyd Wright, was designing houses for clients outside of the firm. Mr. Wright was fired.

With the end of the Exposition, all the workers were let go, adding to the thousands of the unemployed across the...

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