You are here

Institute of Texan Cultures

-A A +A
1968, Caudill Rowlett Scott and Callins and Wagner. 801 S. Bowie St.

Built to serve as the Texas pavilion at Hemis-Fair'68, this monumental structure now serves as an exhibition and research center for the state's history. From the outside, the inverted pyramid shape combined with the earthen berms that surround it recall a pre-Columbian image. Access to the building from the parking lot is along an elevated causeway across a sunken, granite-paved water garden. The exhibits provide the visitor with an excellent introduction to the history and cultures that came together in Texas.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Institute of Texan Cultures", [San Antonio, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 161-161.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.