World's Fair Information Manual


EXHIBIT
The Protestant and Orthodox Center
 
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Dr. G. Barrett Rich, Program Director
The Protestant Council of the City of New York
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 456
New York 17, New York
RI 9-1214
 
FAIR CONTACT
Mr. William Ottley
 
CONTRACT SIGNED
October 4, 1962
LOCATION
Block 16; Lot 7
Industrial Area
 
AREA
75,797 sq. ft.
 
ARCHITECT
Mr. Henry W. Stone
159 West 33rd Street
New York, New York
LW 4-1375
__and
Kemp and Schwartz, Assoc.
Architect
155 East 44th Street
New York 17, New York
OX 7-1794
 
CONTRACTOR
E. W. Howell Company
 
ADMISSION
Free

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
The Center incorporates an exhibit pavilion sponsored by major Protestant denominations and related organizations. The theme selected for the Center is "Jesus Christ, the Light of the World"
 
The Center includes:
 
The Court of Protestant Pioneers: an oval shaped forecourt, 80 feet by 160 feet, surrounded by 34 columns, each dedicated to a pioneer in the Protestant movement.
 
The Reception Center supplys information about the programs of the Center and churches in the Metropolitan areas.
 
The Chapel: Seating some 50 persons, the Chapel provides a quiet area for meditation and for special services.

The Children's Center: Combining indoor and outdoor areas, this kindergarten-type facility provides a supervised program of creative activities where parents may leave their younger children while they visit other sections of the Fair.

In the Music Garden tired Fair-goers may rest, meet friends and listen to specially recorded music. They key feature of the garden is the Carred Cross of Coventry Cathedral, saved from the destruction of World War II.

The Theatre accommodating 372 persons presents a specially created wide screen film in color and stereo sound. The threatre is designed to permit each person to get a full view of the entire screen. The film s a dramatic contemporary presentation.

The Exhibit Area, approximately 26,000 square feet of space, is devoted to various denominations and religious organizations. Leases have been signed by the following:

Americans United
The Arameic Bible Society
The Assemblies of God
The Baptists (seven Baptist conventions acting jointly)
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Church of Christ
The Greek Archdiocese of North and South America
__(the Greek Orthodox Church)
Guideposts Magazine
The Lutherans
The Methodists
The Protestant Episcopal Church
The Salvation Army
The Seventh-day Adventists
The Swedenborgian Church
The United Presbyterians (cooperating with the Reformed Church in America)

The Protestant and Orthodox Center

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

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