Architect: Noonan and Krocker – San Antonio, TX
Exhibit Designer: Church Information Service
“The faiths men hold are a vital part of their world – as are the bridges they construct, the great works of art they create, and the toys with which they amuse themselves” (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968).
The main function of the pavilion was to present the ideas and views of the Mormon faith and how they relate to then present-day society.
Even the design of the pavilion was specific: “With vigor and imagination, their designers produced a striking structure of stone, steel, and cement to symbolize the progress of man’s faith in a fast-moving era of human development”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)
The pavilion contained an 80 seat theater where they showed documentaries on the history/evolution of faith. The venue also featured an exhibit area displaying several religious artifacts including “The Book of Mormon”.
Below are scans of brochure material from the pavilion. (Click on images for a closer look)
Below are scans of press images from the pavilion. (Click on images for a closer look)
Below are images from the pavilion (Click on image for a closer look)