Architect: Phillip Carrington – San Antonio, TX

“The Coca-Cola Company exhibit carries forward a theme developed by 75 years of fair and exhibition experience: man’s interest in and need for refreshment”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)

This pavilion located near the Texas Pavilion, featured an indoor theater utilizing the latest in theater technology and broad variety in costume designs to present a puppet show like no other and presented by fifth generation puppeteers Sid and Marty Kroff. One of the characters the Kroff created for the show was H.R. Pufnstuf. This was one of two shows presented by the Kroffs, the other was the french revue show in the Lido Theater near the convention center arena.

Shows were performed 12 times daily.

Pavilion Literature

Below are scans of brochure material from the pavilion. (Click on image for a closer look)




Images

Below are vacation images of the pavilion. (Click on images for a closer look)










After the Fair

Today the concrete base of the pavilion is all that remains of the pavilion and is currently used as student parking for UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures (Texas Pavilion during HemisFair ’68). Interesting note that even though the waterways and ski lake have long since been filled in, the concrete edges of the waterway and what looks like edge drains on one side of the waterway that went around the north side of the pavilion, can still be found in the ground today.


After the Fair

Today the concrete base of the pavilion is all that remains of the pavilion and is currently used as student parking for UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures (Texas Pavilion during HemisFair ’68). Interesting note that even though the waterways and ski lake have long since been filled in, the concrete edges of the waterway and what looks like edge drains on one side of the waterway that went around the north side of the pavilion, can still be found in the ground today.