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The Site of William McKinley's Assassination in September 1901

Finely executed plan of the Pan American Exposition grounds, which were to be held in Buffalo in 1901. As noted, the map shows the revisions of the plan as of August 15, 1900.

The map provides a meticulous accounting of the grounds, buildings and other features of the exposition, which are centered on an Esplanade which "will hold 250,000 people," surrounded on all 3 sides by grand fountains and cascades and on the four side by twin Mirror Lakes.  One of the buildings on the Esplanade, the Temple of Music, would become the site of President William McKinley's assassination on September 6, 1901

Pan American Exposition

The Pan-American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York, United States, from May 1 through November 2, 1901. The fair occupied 350 acres of land on the western edge of what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow Avenue.

Thomas A. Edison, Inc. filmed the exposition during the day and created a panoroma of it at night.


The map is quite rare.   This is the first example we have ever seen on the market.

OCLC locates only a single example of this edition, in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.   Later revised editions of , January 1, 1901, April 15, 1901, August 15, 1901, October 15, 1901.

Condition Description
Minor loss at one fold intersection.