What are the iconic places in San Antonio that paved the way for modernism? It all began with Hemisfair in 1968 and blossomed from there. Join us on a tour of the great iconic places in our international city that make this a modern destination.
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The first African American man to become a licensed architect in the State of Texas was John Saunders Chase (1925-2012). His journey to this achievement was not a smooth one as in 1954 he had to petition the State for special permission to take the licensing exam. He passed the exam in the same year and started his own firm soon thereafter (because no Houston firms would hire him).
San Antonio’s City Hall building was built in 1889, making it one of the nation’s oldest public buildings still in use. It was recently renovated to better serve the employees of the City of San Antonio. The changes brought some much-needed modernization and accessibility to the building while still preserving its history.
What do you get when you blend the women’s movement with modern architecture and San Antonio’s famous Hemisfair Park? The Women’s Pavilion! The building was constructed for the 1968 World's Fair, also known as HemisFair'68, and the 92 acre grounds are currently experiencing a major overhaul. What was the purpose of the Women’s Pavilion? According to the Women’s Pavilion organization,