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Sedalia in Pettis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Womans Building

1910

 

—Architects: Thomas Bast • Contractors: R. F. Sellers & S. W. Ricketts —

 
Womans Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
1. Womans Building Marker
Inscription.

The Womans Building is in the Georgian Revival style, popular for elegant homes during the early twentieth century. The building originally had dormitory space on the second floor and a ballroom or assembly hall on the third floor. It also had a one-story wing at the rear which housed a day nursery; the wing was removed in 1965. The building was used as a place where women would rest and enjoy tea or coffee, as a display area for arts and crafts, and as a place for music concerts.

The building has been used by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources since the 1980s. The ground floor houses the Missouri State Fair Museum.
 
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
 
Location. 38° 41.665′ N, 93° 15.477′ W. Marker is in Sedalia, Missouri, in Pettis County. Click for map. Marker and building are on the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2503 West 16th Street, Sedalia MO 65301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coliseum (about 300 feet away); Cattle Barns (about 500 feet away); Commercial Building

Womans Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Womans Building and Marker
(about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Cattle Barns (about 700 feet away); Family Fun Center (about 700 feet away); Home Economics Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Varied Industries Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sedalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Missouri State Fairgrounds National Register Historic District Registration Form. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Missouri State Fair History Summary. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Womans Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
3. Womans Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 100 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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