World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
The Africa Pavilion
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. DeWitt T. Yates, President
The African Pavilion, Inc.
470 Bender Building
1120 Connecticut Ave., N. W.
Washington 6, D. C.
202 965-1377
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Mr. Ray T. Graham, Producer
Graham Associates, Inc.
Shoreham Building
Washington 5, D. C.
202 347-2837
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. Lionel Harris
CONTRACT SIGNED
November 8, 1963
LOCATION
Block 32; Lot 9
International Area
AREA
56,014 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Kahn and Jacobs
2 Park Avenue
New York 17, New York
OR 9-3932
CONTRACTOR
Crow Construction Company
ADMISSION
Adults $1.00

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The African Pavilion is designed to provide the nations of Africa with an "unprecedented opportunity to present the dramatic and colorful pageant of their history, their culture and artistic heritage, and their social, economic and political achievements and aspirations."
The pavilion will include a film presentation of the history of Africa to the present; a Hall of Aspirations displaying the resources and economic development potential of Africa and the art and culture of its people, and a wild life exhibit where the birds and animals of Africa will be seen in their native habitat. Popular attractions will include baby elephants, a lion's den where visitors may be photographed with the lions, and a monkey island. Food and refreshments will be served in a multi-level Tree-House bar and restaurant, overlooking an outdoor stage where dancing, singing and African drumming will be presented.

The Africa Pavilion

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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