World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
Belgian Village
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Roger de Coninck
Avocat a la Cour
221 rue Americaine
Brussels 5, Belgium
__and
Mr. Robert P. Mackey
Robert Straile Fair Company, Inc.
Lefrak Tower
97-45 Queens oulevard
Rego Park, New York
TW 6-7250
CONTRACT SIGNED
September 10, 1963
LOCATION
Block 25, 27; Lot 1
International Area
AREA
164,811 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Mr. Alfons De Rijdt
Boulevard Brand Whitlock, 85
Brussels 4, Belgium
CONTRACTOR
Mr. Robert J. Hume
Starrett Brothers and Eken, Inc.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Belgian Village will consist of a 17 block complex modeled after existing buildings in Belgium and will include homes, canals, bridges, a reproduction of St. Nicholas Church in Antwerp, a town hall and shops.
Included is a Rathskeller underneath the Town Hall, an ice cream parlor, cafes, bars, restaurants and souvenir shops where visitors can purchase the handiwork of the copper workers, the glass blowers and lace makers.

Folk dances and a Flemish festival of plays will be held daily in the public squares. An old Belgian carousel will be located in one of the squares.

The Belgian Village

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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