city of the country with nearly 140.000 inhabitants thus, according to the population, the 4th town of Holland. Utrecht occupies an important place in the history of the country and both the Union of Utrecht (1579) and the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) are historical incidents of considerable importance. Utrecht is renowned through all the ages, and even unto this day has been able to maintain her old reputation. Utrecht is to-day through the possession of 2 Universities a centre of spiritual culture and, owing to the many ancient buildings and quarters, a great attraction for foreigners. fl In imitation of Lyons, the First Fairs are being held in temporary small wooden buildings on public squares. These temporary buildings form streets of sample rooms. Each room being 4 Meters long by 4 Meters broad, and 2.80 Meters high, has a uniform appearance to prevent the possibility of transforming this business institution into a sort of exhibition. flEach industrialist admitted tothe Fair has the right of^hiring one or more such sample rooms in order to display his wares during the Fair, or to use the space as an office or showroom, fl Apart from sample rooms, table space is put at the disposal of exhibitors in pavilions ■ this table space is 0.80 Meter deep with a hind wall of 1.50 M. fl Large machinery and appliances that can not be housed in sample rooms, or on tables, are exhibited in the open air. fl Increased participation made it necessary each year to take in a greater number of sites for the purpose. Where two sites were sufficiënt for the Fair of 1917, in 1918 five were needed and for 1919, seven are necessary. The following indicates the extension of the sites.
The Temporary Fair Buildings
Sites 1917 1918 1919
Vredenburg ... 15700 Sq.M. 15700 Sq.M. 16300 Sq.M.
Janskerkhof .. 7200 „ 7200 „ 7200
Tivoli — 11400 „ 11400 „
Maliebaan N... — 16800 „ 16800
Maliebaan S. .. — 8500 „ 10200
Neude _ _ 265o P
Lucas Bolwerk — — 6250
22900 Sq.M. 59600 Sq.M. 70800 Sq.M.