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Bigler, Brian J.; Mudrey, Lynn Martinson / The Norway Building of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair : a building's journey from Norway to America : an architectural legacy

Chronological summary,   pp. 85-86 PDF (476.3 KB)

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1908    Trondheim Exposition. M. Thams & Co. participates.
1910    William H. Mitchell dies; "Green Gables" is purchased by William Wrigley Jr.
1911    Wrigley family begins renovation of "Green Gables."
1914    Oslo Exposition. M. Thams & Co. participates.
1917    Philip Wrigley modifies the Norway Building into a motion picture studio.
1921    May 4. Waldemar Hansteen dies.
1926   January. Isak Dahle and his mother, Anne, tour Europe and Norway.
1927   January 1. Isak Dahle and his brother, Otto, inspect the Austin Olson Hougan farm,
rural Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Isak later purchases the property and begins develop-
ing Little Norway.
1928    Isak Dahle's friend makes a collecting trip to Norway, searching for Norwegian antiques.
1929   January. Antiques from Norway exhibited in windows of the Dahle family store, Mount
1932    William Wrigley Jr. dies.
1933   July. Isak Dahle meets with Philip Wrigley to negotiate the acquisition of the Norway
1935   July. Norway Building moved to Little Norway.
1936    August 1. Dedication ceremony opens Little Norway to the public.
1937    November 24. Isak Dahle dies.
1939    Crown Prince Olav of Norway tours Little Norway.
1948    May 22. Christian Thams dies.
1951    Anne Dahie dies.
1953    Professor Asher Hobson retires from his university position and becomes full-time man-
ager of Little Norway.
1965    October 3. Crown Prince Harald of Norway visits Little Norway.
1982    Scott Winner, grand-nephew of Isak Dahie, takes on management role of Little Norway.
1992    February 29. Professor Asher Hobson, age 102, passes away at his home at Little
1992    Winter. Norway Building restored to 1893 appearance.
1993    Norway Building Centennial.

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