The Book of the Fair, Hubert Howe Bancroft, 1893
Near the lagoon, north of the Horticultural building, is the pavilion of the White Star Steamship line, reproducing, as far as possible, the outlines of an Atlantic steamer. It has two decks, with the familiar rail and netting, the latter hung with life buoys bearing the names of the company’s fleet. Side lights take the place of windows, and on the decks are comfortable seats and chairs. The exterior coloring is of buff or cream and the gilded dome is surmounted by a five-pointed star and lighted by electricity at night. The interior affords an idea of the comforts and luxuries of the White Star service. In the centre are models, under glass, of its vessels, and near the main entrance a large chart showing the tracks of the company’s fleet. Small models of the different boats are moved daily along their special routes, locating them approximately according to the reception of official reports.
White Star Pavilion Near Woman’s Building.
Section of State Room “White Star” Line.
A VIEW TOWARD THE NORTHWEST.—From the roof of the Government Building, the location of the White Star Building.
Chicago Tribune, November 16, 1893
The Puck Building has been sold to a wrecker for $200, but its smaller neighbor, the White Star Line Building gets no offers.