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316 North-single family dwelling

Description: A photograph of a house at 316 North Street, San Antonio. It is a bungalow-style house with four steps leading up to the screened front door. It has a fenced well tended front yard area and the entire house has a tidy and well-kept appearance. It is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

410 Water-multi-family dwelling

Description: Black and white photograph of a two story multi-family dwelling located at 410 Water. The porch has four columns and is topped by an upstairs porch that also has four columns. The upstairs porch is partially screened in, seven windows on the upstairs right side of the dwelling are visible, and a chimney can be seen on the roof. A construction work truck with two workmen is parked next to the building and a car is driving in front of the building. Next to the dwelling on the left hand side is a two story brick building that may be a store front although there are no visible signs. There are several electrical poles in the forefront and a no parking sign on the street as well as a random scattering of trees. The buildings are located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Actors at HemisFair '68

Description: Photograph of actors acting out a play at HemisFair '68. All of the actors are female. There are two adult actors standing to the left, one of them wearing a tiger-like costume. The other standing actor is dressed in an oriental-patterned robe. There is a small group of child actors kneeling in the background, and some are wearing Oriental-type dresses.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial photo of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial photo looking straight down on the HemisFair site before it opened. The roofs of the circular United States Exhibit Pavilion and of the Confluence Theater are visible right of center. The roof of the Texas Pavilion is in the back middle ground, and the roofs of the Convention Center, Theater, and Arena buildings are visible just to the left of the photo center. Squarely in the center of the photograph only the top of the Tower of the Americas is visible with the tower itself casting a long shadow. A San Antonio public housing development is visible across the highway from the Texas Pavilion.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view- Arena and Convention Center

Description: Image of an aerial view of the construction of the Arena and Convention Center for the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68, held from April to October 1968 in San Antonio.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of downtown San Antonio, Texas

Description: A view of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Visible in the background are the central concrete shaft of the Tower of the Americas (without the tophouse) and the HemisFair Arena. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena were constructed for HemisFair '68.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: View from a helicopter of HemisFair '68 in San Antonio, Texas, a few weeks from opening day. Prominent structures and buildings that can be seen include the 622 foot high Tower of the Americas, the United States Confluence Theater and United States Exhibit Pavilion at left foreground, and the Convention Center, Arena, and Theater in mid-ground. Downtown San Antonio buildings can be seen behind the fairgrounds.
Date: March 12, 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 site. The 622 foot Tower of the Americas is still under construction but is nearing completion. The circular buildings are the Arena, at center, and the United States Exhibit Pavilion, at left foreground. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of the HemisFair '68 site. In the center the 622 foot Tower of the America rises. To the right are the 10,500 seat Arena, the Convention Center, and Theater. Left of the Tower, the circular United States Confluence Theater and Exhibit Pavilion can be seen. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas are in the background to the right.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68

Description: An aerial view of HemisFair '68 with downtown San Antonio, Texas behind it. At the center stands the 622 foot Tower of the Americas, and among other buildings, the circular Arena can also be prominantly seen.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Tower of the Americas and the HemisFair Arena are the two prominent structures in the center, both not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio

Aerial view of HemisFair '68 construction site

Description: A view of the HemisFair '68 construction site. The Institute of Texan Cultures, the Tower of the Americas, and the HemisFair Arena are the three prominent structures in the center, all three not fully completed. Buildings of downtown San Antonio, Texas can be seen in the background.
Date: 1968?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at San Antonio