Home Economics Building
—Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractor: Unknown —
The John Deere Plow Company built this building as a display area for farm implements and wagons. Simpler than other exhibition buildings, the building features large, closely spaced, twelve-light, flat arched windows.
In the 1920s, the Missouri State Fair named the building for W. D. Smith, then Fair secretary. The building was used for dog shows during the 1920s.
In the 1930s, it became the Home Economics Building, and window openings were filled and the open brick foundation was covered with wire mesh.
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
Location. 38° 41.525′ N, 93° 15.546′ 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. The Merci Boxcar (within shouting distance of this marker); 4-H Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Family Fun Center (about 300 feet away); Commercial Building (about 300 feet away); Varied Industries Building
Also see . . .
1. Missouri State Fairgrounds National Register Historic District Registration Form. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Missouri State Fair History Summary. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.