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Land area covered by HemisFair 1968

Description: This photograph shows the area occupied by HemisFair '68 highlighted before construction began. Houses, streets and other buildings that had to be demolished are faintly visible. The HemisFair site occupied 92.6 acres and was located on the edge of downtown San Antonio, Texas.
Date: 1962~

Minutes of initial meeting of interested citizens pertinent to the "Fair of the America's"

Description: Minutes taken by John A Daniels, of a meeting held Feb. 15th, 1962, at the Granada Hotel of civic leaders to discuss the idea of hosting a "Fair of the America's" in San Antonio, Texas. Those present expressed enthusiasm for the idea. At this meeting is was agreed that an executive committee be formed to investigate the feasibility of staging such a fair.
Date: 1962
Creator: Daniels, John A.

HemisFair $200 Million Dollar Dream

Description: Typed document by William Sinkin, President of San Antonio Fair, Inc. about San Antonio hosting a world's fair in 1968, called HemisFair. The document summarizes the administrative and financial work accomplished to date and outlines the road ahead for financial, local and state government support in order for the fair to become a reality.
Date: 1964
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-

Hemisfair $200 Million Dollar Dream

Description: Typed document by William Sinkin, President of San Antonio Fair, Inc. about San Antonio hosting a world's fair in 1968, called HemisFair. The document summarizes the administrative and financial work accomplished to date and outlines the road ahead for financial, local and state government support in order for the fair to become a reality.
Date: 1964
Creator: Sinkin, William, 1913-

Senator Hubert H. Humphrey and William Sinkin

Description: Photograph of Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota being presented an Ambassador certificate for HemisFair by William Sinkin. Standing next to Hubert Humphrey is his wife, Muriel. There are other unidentified men standing in the background. Sinkin served as President of the Board of Directors of San Antonio Fair, Inc. from April 1963 - November 1964.
Date: 1964?

Building : Tynan House

Description: Several pages of information about the Tynan House, which was one of the historic houses on the HemisFair '68 site. It was built in the 1860s and located at 117 Goliad Street. Included in this 4 page set is a drawing of the front of the house, and a map showing its location on the HemisFair site.
Date: 1965?

Tower concept drawing

Description: Image of concept artwork for the proposed Tower of the Americas by Architect O'Neil Ford, a 750-foot, 4.5 million dollar structure containing an observation tower/restaurant located in San Antonio, Texas. The tower would contain 3 elevators, have a capacity of 17,500 persons and facilities that would include 2 observation decks, food vending machines, gift shop, post office, a main level, mezzanine and a club level.
Date: 1965

134 South Lot No. 144- single family dwelling

Description: Black and white photographs of home at 134 South Street, San Antonio. The home is single story, white, with a covered porched. There are two windows on each side of the front door. A fence in front of the house is covered with overgrown foliage. The second photograph shows the house from the side, at an angle. There are two cars parked in a driveway. The house is located in an area that was redeveloped because of HemisFair '68.
Date: June 30, 1965

Transcript of meeting on HemisFair '68

Description: Transcript of a meeting held August 24, 1965 with Allison Peery, Richard Wilson, and Jim Glass. The meeting discussed the HemisFair project, why it was proposed, how it would be financed, the space planning, what facilities and attractions would be offered, as well as what the fair symbols should be. The transcript is typed, with annotations in hand, on "Culberson, Slaughter, Glass & DuBose, inc." corporate letterhead.
Date: August 27, 1965