Southern Baptist Exhibit

Architect:          Torres, Makar & Buck, A.I.A. – San Antonio, TX.

The main function of the pavilion was to present the ideas and views of the Baptist faith and how they relate to society. “The importance that man’s faith has played in the growth of the new world is examined there in a variety of media”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)

The pavilion also featured a performing space for live performances or films.

The Building

This exhibit was one of the few to use one of the historic homes indigenous to the fair site. The guide book has this to say about the Edgar house: “Built about 1866 as a wedding present by the father of the bride, the house soon became a center of social and cultural gatherings where many visitors were entertained. The Edgar family descendants still lived in the house when HemisFair construction began”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)

After the Fair

Below is a picture of the pavilion today. (Click on image for a closer look)