National Geographic : 1915 Mar
THE PAN AMERICAN UNION In a sense this structure is the capitol of the New World. For here meet the representatives of the twenty-one republics which constitute such alarge part of the Western Hemiphere. The affairs of the Union are controlled by a governing board consisting ofthe diplomatic representatives tothe United States of the twenty republics to the south of the Rio Grande and Florida, and the Secretary of State ofthe United States. The home ofthe Union is one of the most beautiful structures in the world. Its interior is as fine a conception as its exterior, the patio carrying one back tothat gem ofMoorish architecture, the Alhambra. A sliding roof, moved by electric motors, opens up the patio to the balmy air of summer and closes ittothe chill air of winter. The architects were Albert Kelsey and Paul P. Crex.