Hemisfair "68 and the Transformation of San Antonio by Sterlin Holmesly

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Published by Maverick Publishing Company .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • San Antonio (Tex.),
  • History - General History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • San Antonio, Tex.),
  • History,
  • (1968 :,
  • HemisFair

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8721162M
ISBN 101893271285
ISBN 109781893271289
OCLC/WorldCa51653064

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The story is told first hand by community and business leaders who made the decisions to bring the World's Fair to San Antonio. I thought I knew a lot about San Antonio's history but this book gives you are rare peak behind doors that are normally closed to the public.

Little did I5/5. Hemisfair '68 and the transformation of San Antonio. [Sterlin Holmesly] -- In this book the author records the HemisFair and post-HemisFair experiences and reflections of 34 prominent San Antonians, told in their own words. Buy Hemisfair '68 and the Transformation of San Antonio by Sterlin Holmesly online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Hemisfair '68 Hemisfair '68 and the Transformation of San Antonio - Journal of San Antonio by Sterlin Holmesly (San Antonio: Maverick Publishing Company,   In keeping with Jerome K. Harris' original idea of celebrating the shared cultural heritage of San Antonio and its neighbors, the theme of Hemisfair 68 and the Transformation of San Antonio book '68 was "The Confluence of Civilizations Author: Katie Rojas.

The Politics of San Antonio (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, ). New York Times, May 5, Timothy James Palmer, HemisFair ' The Confluence of Politics in San Antonio (M.A.

thesis, University of Texas at Austin, ). San Antonio Express News, February 6, ; Aug ; October 6, HemisFair ’68 was the first and only World’s Fair to be held in San Antonio, Texas. This six month celebration was first introduced by business executive Jerome K.

Harris. Harris proposed that the fair commemorate the th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio and the shared cultural heritage of its Latin American neighbors. In “HemisFair ‘68 and the Transformation of San Antonio,” by Sterlin Holmesly, McCombs recalled Connally as being “the person who had the most influence that was absolutely critical.” McCombs, now.

Click on View Seller's other Items at the top of the page to see over more World's Fair items I am selling DESCRIPTION: This lot contains one HEMISFAIR 68 San Antonio Official Sketches Book HEMISFAIR 68 Reproduction Sketches Book This book was published by the Hemisfair Group and includes 12 Sketches of Hemisfair Scenes and of San Antonio Scenes.

Excerpt from the Official Guide Book: “HemisFair 68 captures the sights and sounds of the old world and the new in a gem-like landscape of wonder, fantasy and entertainment.

It is the only world’s Fair to be held in and the first set in the U.S. Southwest. HEMISFAIR '68 AND TRANSFORMATION OF SAN ANTONIO By Sterlin Holmesly. What it is, is the story of San Antonio before Hemisfair and what it became after Hemisfair. The story is told first hand by community and business leaders who made the decisions to bring the World's Fair to San Antonio/5.

The ’68 Apartments are the latest addition to the urban scene in Downtown San Antonio and located in the middle of Hemisfair. These brand-new studio, one, and two bedroom apartments offer sleek kitchens, modern appliances, and unbeatable views of the Tower of Americas.

Books & Print Resources about HemisFair '68 Hemisfair '68 and the Transformation of San Antonio by Sterlin Holmesly. Call Number: T B2 H ISBN: Publication Date: Southwest HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio, Bexar County. HemisFair ’68 and the Transformation of San Antonio Trinity University Press One Trinity Place San Antonio, Texas USA Tel () Fax () Email [email protected] “It was a good place to live, like a small town,” Hettie Mary Worley wrote in her booklet “Houses of HemisFair Park,” a University of Texas at San Antonio publication.

History of the Event Hemisfair '68 was an ambitious enterprise. Hosted in San Antonio, an emerging, but still small city by world's fair standards, in the location of historic missions, including the Alamo, the small special expo was santioned by the Bureau of International Expositions on a theme applicable to its location, "the Confluence of Civilization in the Americas".

The souvenir book for HemisFair ' The contents includes information about the countries participating, corporate and industrial exhibits, amusements, and food. University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, San Antonio Fair, Inc., Records, (bulk ) MS 31, BoxFolder 1.

Sterlin Holmesly is the author of Hemisfair '68 and the Transformation of San Antonio ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 1 review, published )5/5(1). HemisFair ‘68 opened on April 6,in a San Antonio very different from the city we know today.

In the mids, aboutpeople lived in San Antonio, a population that was about half of what it is now. So the idea of inviting the entire world to a big event in was a bold one.

Virtual Programming. Hemisfair is where San Antonio will meet again. #ParkItAtHome is your resource for the Hemisfair programming you love, adapted for home play. HemisFair ’68 and the Transformation of San Antonio Transforming San Antonio Trinity University Press One Trinity Place San Antonio, Texas USA Tel () Fax () Email [email protected]   As San Antonio celebrates its th birthday, HemisFair '68 celebrates its 50th.

The world's fair opened April 6,closed six months later, and San Antonio would never be the same. Mass media made them less valuable as a marketing tool, and cities caught on to the fact that fairs were mostly financial losers. But with a Texan in the White House, San Antonio in was the right place and the right time.

Archival audio courtesy of Sounds of HemisFair ’68, HemisFair ’ "HemisFair '68," held in San Antonio from April 6 through October 6,was the first officially designated international exposition in the southwestern United States.

Gonzalez was an early proponent and successfully obtained federal support for the event. The fair was held in conjunction with the th anniversary of the founding of San. The HemisFair grounds first served as farmlands for the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) in the 18th century.

The Acequia Madra, the primary channel in an early Spanish colonial irrigation system of ditches, was constructed in and extends through the HemisFair site.

InSan Antonio was the home of the Worlds' Fair, HemisFair ' From April 6 to Oct. 6, a span of seven months, about six million visitors descended on the Alamo City to visit HemisFair.

Hemisfair Transformation Begins. posted by Hemisfair Staff on SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (AP ) — Mayor Julian Castro joined Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corporation (HPARC) CEO Andres Andujar and Board President Madison Smith in showing off the first visible sign of Hemisfair’s transformation.

Media in category "HemisFair '68" The following 31 files are in this category, out of 31 total. Atlante de Tula en la Plaza México, Hemisfair 3, × 4,; MB. Many credit HemisFair '68 - the world's fair held in San Antonio - as the catalyst for the city's modern advancement and its resurgence in tourism and conventions during the latter half of the twentieth century.

The urban park where the fair took place, now simply called "Hemisfair," is no stranger to transformation. The '68 Apartments at Hemisfair, San Antonio. likes 5 talking about this. The ’68 Apartments are the latest addition to the urban scene in Downtown San Antonio and located in the middle of.

San Antonio sure knows how to throw a party. Into celebrate its th birthday, a world's fair, called HemisFair '68, opened on April 6, With so many exhibits to see and foods to sample, a visit was a treat for the soul and the palate. I was lucky to live in San Antonio and watch HemisFair.

Hmm. The Alamo. The great Comanche raid of HemisFair I was here for the last one, but not the first two, but while I enjoyed the main benefits of HemisFair (liquor by the drink and no more brown bag bottles or set up fees, and the establishment of the River Walk) I don't think HemisFair belongs in the pantheon of greatest things to happen.

San Antonio-based Zachry, which played a prominent role in developing HemisFair ’68, also plans to build a ,square-foot class-A office tower, which will be eight stories tall and. From Texas Standard. This is the third story in a three-part series about HemisFair ’ For part one, click part two, click here.

Today, if you stand at the site where San Antonio held a World’s Fair 50 years ago, you’ll see structures that define San Antonio, like the Tower of the Americas, for you won’t see, though, are too many remnants of what used to be there. In my collecting of all things HemisFair, I am amazed at the quantity and variety of maps that were created.

So far I've found maps of the grounds in: The Official Guide Book, The Official Map Book, Pearl Pavilion (see first posting), Humble Oil Pavilion, IBM Pavilion, Bell Telephone Pavilion, a guidebook to all the art on the grounds just to name a few. Hemisfair Park Area Redevelopment Corp.

CEO Andres Andujar, who has led the ongoing transformation of the former World’s Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business Journal.

am. [1]Although HemisFair '68 attracted million visitors and brought international attention to San Antonio and Texas, attendance never matched predictions, and the fair lost $ site [ edit ]The fair was built on a acre (, m²) site on the southeastern edge of downtown San Antonio. Many credit the world’s fair held in San Antonio as the catalyst for the city’s modern advancement and its resurgence in tourism and conventions during the latter half of the twentieth century.

The urban park where the fair took place, now simply called “Hemisfair,” is no stranger to transformation. A group of nationally renowned land use, real estate, urban planning, and parks experts representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) will be in San Antonio next week to provide strategic advice on the transformation of the eastern portion of the Hemisfair site downtown into an urban district with park space that serves as a focal point for the community.

ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real. InSan Antonio began a transformation from being a dusty little South Texas town to the growing metropolis we know it as today.

Some might argue that year was the most pivotal for the Alamo.The Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC), a museum and campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, was established in by the 59th Texas Legislature. Originally housing the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair '68, it was designed to study the ethnic groups that settled in Texas.

The ITC Library was established in as a repository for books and images of artifacts being collected by. HemisFair ’68 was about bringing cultures from across the globe to downtown San Antonio. ¡Viva Hemisfair! — this weekend’s celebration of .

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