Architect: O’Neil Ford – San Antonio, TX
Exhibit Designer: Ford & Earle Assoc. – Warren, MI
“At the pavilion, the visitor finds a complete computer based instructional system, supplemented by graphic displays and an audio-visual presentation. The message here, obviously is the tremendous impact modern electronic technology is going to have on man’s future education and life”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)
The pavilion featured a then state of the art RCA SPECTRA 70 computer system with satellite terminals from which visitors could interact with the pre installed education software.
Pavilion Press Kit
Prior to the opening of HemisFair ’68 the pavilion’s public relations staff sent out press kits to various media outlets. Included in the kit were two press releases covering different aspects of the pavilion and three high resolution images from the pavilion.
Below are PDFs of the two press releases for your reading enjoyment.
Below are images from the pavilion press kit. (Click on images for a closer look)
Below are images from the pavilion (Click on image for a closer look)
After the Fair
The RCA Pavilion is one of the few fair built structures that was not demolished and today houses the offices of the San Antonio Park Police.
Below are pictures of the pavilion today. (Click on images for a closer look)