"The view southwest from the roof of the United States Government Building embraced a great number of attractive objects. The east lagoon and more than half the Wooded Island appeared conspicuously in the foreground, and there was no elevated place in the grounds from which the island and lagoon could be seen together that did not command a sight worth seeing, for any lover of the beautiful. To the left, immediately in front, is the Fire and Guard Station, and a little beyond the northwest corner of the Manufactures Building uprears itself. Over that is afforded an excellent view of the north facade of the Electricity Building, and above it, again, towers the dome of the Administration Building. To the right, the whole north front of the Mines Building is shown, though its details were not such as to be conspicuous at such a distance. The features of the Transportation Building, further to the right, are brought out well, however, its Golden Door"