The Bell System

Architect: Marmon & Mok Assoc., Inc. – San Antonio, TX
Exhibit Designer: Bertell, Inc. – New York, NY

“The marvel of telephone systems for the future and the fun of programmed learning are combined in the Bell Telephone System pavilion to highlight the importance of communications to man’s progress and civilization” (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968).

This pavilion highlighted the importance of communication in the evolution of Civilization past, present and future. It showcased the new features of the phone system in the modern electronic age including video phone and high speed computerized connections. Another neat feature was an attended area where visitors could place local or long distance calls.

Pavilion Literature

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


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

Pavilion Related Magazine

Below are scans of the July ’68 issue of Scene magazine covering the Bell System Pavilion. (Click on images for a closer look)