East Lansing in Ingham County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Judging Pavilion Site
This plaque marks the former site of the MSU Judging Pavilion, built in 1938 and replaced by the Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education in 1997. For nearly 60 years, the Judging Pavilion was dedicated to the advancement of Michigan's livestock industry through education, exhibition and livestock distribution. On April 14, 1993, Governor John Engler signed into law Act 19 of the Public Acts of 1993, which provided funding for the Animal Agriculture Initiative, enabling the university to undertake a campus-wide modernization of research, teaching and demonstration facilities to better serve Michigan's livestock industry. The Animal Agriculture Initiative was the result of the foresight, drive and leadership of the governor, the bipartisan efforts of the Michigan Senate and House of Representatives, Michigan agriculture and Michigan State University.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & Politics • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features.
Location. 42° 43.519′ N, 84° 28.797′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: East Lansing MI 48824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Livestock Judging Pavilion (within shouting distance of this marker); Dora Hall Stockman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture (approx. 0.4 miles away); W.J. Beal Botanical Garden (approx. half a mile away); Michigan State University (approx. half a mile away); The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (approx. half a mile away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. half a mile away); Botanical Laboratory (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Lansing.
Also see . . . Gone But Not Forgotten: Campus Buildings That No Longer Exist. Article on the Michigan State University University Archives & Historical Collections website that includes more information about the Livestock Judging Pavilion. (Submitted on May 14, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.