April 28, 2006

Hawaii Pavilion at the World’s Fair

Filed under: History,New York,Seattle,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 12:57 pm
Detail of program from 1962 Seattle World's Fair, from the collection of Sabu the Coconut Boy
Detail of program from 1962 Seattle World’s Fair,
from the collection of Sabu the Coconut Boy

Sabu the Coconut Boy, freddiefreelance and puamana have all posted some amazing images and info about the Hawaii Pavilions at both the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. Sabu’s Seattle collection includes several artists’ renderings of the pavilion, like the one above on the official program, and also photographs of its construction. The building was near where the Experience Music Project building is today, and in its final days housed a video game arcade. The New York World’s Fair collections include items from the 5 Volcanos restaurant, Moultray’s Polynesian restaurant, and promotional brochures for the “Road ot Polynesia,” complete with “Pearl Lagoon” where real pearls could be purchased.

3 Responses to “Hawaii Pavilion at the World’s Fair”

  1. MrBaliHai Says:

    I visited the Hawaiian Pavilion at Expo ’70 in Osaka, Japan; it was shaped like a volcanic cinder cone. I can’t seem to find any photos of it on the web, unfortunately.

  2. Hanford Says:

    Very cool post!

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