The Polish Pavilion Was Here

Queens: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park/
Near the Avenue of Progress (then on Continental Avenue)

Poland's pavilion helped open the World's Fair's 1939 season, but the country's fall to Germany and the Soviet Union later that year kept it from returning in 1940. The contents of the pavilion were sold by the Polish government in exile to Chicago's Polish Roman Catholic Union. Mayor LaGuardia had the King Jagiello monument moved to a permanent location in Central Park.

Posted May 24, 2014 by gstavrou

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