||WINDSOR CASTLE AT JACKSON PARK - Serving as
the roof of a pavilion near the western entrance of the Manufactures Building, was a model of Windor
Castle, the London home of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. The pavilion
was forty-five feet long and eighteen feet wide, and was divided into
two compartments. The model on the summit cost eight months of labor.
Here a rapid and faithful study of the original could be made.
George Augustus Sala says: "In visiting Windsor Castle itself
recently, and making our way to the historic Winchester Tower, the
official residence of the 'Inspector of the Castle,' we were ushered
in, and presented our credential to Mr. Collman, who is responsible to
the Lord Chamberlain for the care, repair, renovation and due order
and arrangement of the furniture, fittings, appointments and priceless
art treasures, such as tapestries, paintings, statuary and costly
china of the Royal Palace of Windsor. It occurred to us, before
taking our leave, to ask Mr. Collman what was the usual time required
to get the Royal apartments in fit order for Her Majesty's occupation.
He replied that a fortnight was usually allowed, but that, on an
emergency, by working ceaselessly night and day from the time notice
was given, he had know the preparations, as on the Queen's return to
Windsor after the death of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, to
be completed in forty-eight hours, a surprisingly short time when the
extent of the royal apartments is remembered."|