Architect: Dwight James Baum
Designer: Gilbert Rohde
Home Furnishings Building - photo 111
Home Furnishings Building
photo by Underwood and Underwood
Ferro Mural on the Home Furnishings Building
photo courtesy of S. Manning
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A 150-year evolution of the home was seen in a series of displays depicting typical homes, 1789 to 1939. Advances in radio, newspaper, travel, schools, housing and homes were viewed by visitors. Various manufacturers showed their products off in separate and unique displays, from brushes to furniture and pianos.
For the 1939 New York World's Fair, Ferro commissioned a 74' x 32' porcelain enamel mural executed by Cleveland artist Daniel Boza.
Photo from the Library of Congress.
The mural was done by the Ferro-Enamel Corporation. The Exhibit features a pictorial mural, 32 feet high and 74 feet wide, executed in fired porcelain enamel colors on steel. Other wall illustrations show the many uses of porcelain enamel and how it is made. Displayed in the booth are prefabricated metal building sections finished with porcelain enamel.