Situated in the Southeast corner of the Exposition fairgrounds near today's 10th Street, the Negro Building was built by African-American contractors, J.T. King of LaGrange and J.W. Smith of Atlanta.The Official Catalogue of the Cotton States and International Exposition described the gray shingled, Romanesque style building as a  “…beautiful main front with large windows, and four corner pavilions; a large central tower rises 70 feet above the floor line, adding much to the general design. The pediment over the main entrance is artistically decorated with beautiful figures and groups representative of the life, character and work of the Negro Race.”