—Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractor: T. H. Johnson, Dean & Hancock —
The westernmost cattle barn, with the typical round arches and terra cotta trim, houses Aberdeen Angus Cattle.
The easternmost 1907 barn houses Jersey Cattle. It is considered to be the most decorated cattle barn, perhaps because it was the first cattle barn encountered by visitors.
The Holstein Barn, built in 1926, was designed to fit between the Guernsey and Jersey barns and was a response to the growing dairy industry. The building is simpler than the older barns, but it blends well.
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
Location. 38° 41.779′ N, 93° 15.472′ 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. Coliseum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Cattle Barns (about 400 feet away); Womans Building (about 700 feet away); Historic Administration Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Family Fun Center
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.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Animals • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.