Craig Bavaro

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About Craig Bavaro

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  • Birthday February 6

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  1. Now that you posted this Roger, I vaguely remember that comment from 2008. Next time I go to the New York Public Library to continue my research in the Fair Corporation files, I will be sure to have them pull the exhibitor, construction and engineering files for Westinghouse and see if there is a clue in there as to what happened to the original marker. Especially since the marker could not have been removed from the site without the Fair Corporations permission.
  2. Say it ain't so Ralph! I have developed quite an addiction to your posts!
  3. I do know that the Thailand pavilion was shipped off in its entirety to Expo 67. What happened to it after that is any ones guess.
  4. Word has it that it's being stored in the Underground Home just waiting for someone to dig it up....just kidding!
  5. I am assume your kidding Ralph, but for the younger ones among us the two men are US President Lyndon Baines Johnson and President of France Charles de Gaulle. Although the Oval Office looks mighty small here and The Resolute Desk looks like a secretaries desk.
  6. If you take away all the people from that shot with the woman with her hands on her hips, that's the image I still have in my mind of my friend and I running up all those stairs to enter the deserted building in 1976 and my poor grandfather very slowly working his way up those very same stairs. Thanks Ralph for every single photo!
  7. NCR did give out samples of its carbonless paper because I have a sample of it in my collection.
  8. Bill, I'm glad you asked that question. I based my statement on the following information from the Fair Corporation records: 1. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 4/19/65 stated the pavilion will reopen by 5/10. 2. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 4/23/65 stated the pavilion will reopen by 5/3. 3. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 4/30/65 stated the pavilion will reopen by 5/8. 4. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 5/4/65 stated the pavilion will reopen by 5/26. 5. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 5/25/65 stated the following. "Opening was scheduled for May 26th but contract with exhibitor has been lost and the work seems to be bogging down." 6. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 5/28/65 stated the following. "Fair has stopped reopening of pavilion pending payment of due bill." 7. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from Seymour A. Potter to Robert Moses dated 6/1/65 stated the following. "Still waiting for payment required to permit opening. Sign on Pavilion proclaims new opening date as of June 13." 8. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from Seymour A. Potter to Robert Moses dated 6/4/65 stated the following. "Financial obligation to Fair has not been met, making date of opening questionable." 9. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from Seymour A. Potter to Robert Moses dated 6/8/65 stated the following. "No change. Financial obligations to Fair not met." 10. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 6/15/65 stated the following. "Exhibitor has not made any move to settle financial obligations to Fair. Exhibit remains closed." 11. Exhibitor Progress Report Memo (Final Report) from John T. O'Neill to Robert Moses dated 6/18/65 stated the following. "Opening is very questionable. Financial obligations are still outstanding. I also reviewed each of the Minutes of the Meeting of Executive Committee subsequent to the above date through the closing of the Fair (7/8, 8/17, 9/16 & 10/13) and there was no indication that the pavilion ever reopened.
  9. It's not surprising you missed Julimar Farms, since it didn't reopen in 1965.
  10. If I recall correctly, the giraffe was a live animal and she was quite a popular attraction. I believe she even earned a nickname during her time at the fair.
  11. I believe photos 3 to 6 are Dorothy Drapers Dream House.
  12. These are all incredible Ralph. Each time I check in I'm amazed at the detail and beauty of your pictures. These and the sounds files literally bring the fair to life for those of us who didn't see it!
  13. Here's a little known fact about all those flag poles. The Fair Corporation actually rented them and they were removed by the company after the fair ended.
  14. Sign me up for one too!
  15. The reason they market things like that to those of us from the Baby Boom generation is because they know that space travel and things like Better Living Through Chemistry still resonate with our generation.