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The Livestock Judging Pavilion

 
 
The Livestock Judging Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
1. The Livestock Judging Pavilion Marker
Inscription.  
On this site stood

The Livestock Judging Pavilion

For six decades, from 1938 to 1997, the Livestock Judging Pavilion served as a focal point for many activities within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. At this site, thousands of students learned how to evaluate and judge farm animals. Serving as a laboratory for courses offered by the Department of Animal Sciences and a forum for student events, the pavilion provided young people the opportunity to develop their skills. Some of them eventually became state and national agricultural leaders. Annual events included the Block and Bridle Club Horse Show, Little International Livestock Show, MSU Rodeo, and visits by collegiate judging teams from other universities. The Judging Pavilion offered many college, high school and elementary students their first exposure to the MSU campus. It also provided opportunities to bring Michigan's finest industry leaders and livestock managers together with faculty and students. At these summits, important agricultural issues were discussed and future trends developed. Initially, draft horse competitions
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By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
2. The Livestock Judging Pavilion Marker
View looking east. This marker is on the second pylon to the left of the sidewalk.
were the most popular activity. By the 1950's, beef, dairy, poultry, sheep and swine events had gained in popularity. In later years, youth activities, centered around 4-H and the Future Farmers of America programs, were predominant. The bricks highlighting these columns were preserved when the pavilion was razed in May of 1997, as a reminder of its legacy. The spirit and mission of the pavilion lives on within the new Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education which was constructed on Farm Lane in 1996.
 
Location. 42° 43.543′ N, 84° 28.797′ W. Marker is in East Lansing, Michigan, in Ingham County. Marker can be reached from North Shaw Lane 0.1 miles west of Farm Lane. Touch for map. Marker is between North Shaw Lane and South Shaw Lane on the fifth pylon from North Shaw Lane. 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. Judging Pavilion Site (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); Michigan State University (approx. half a mile away); The Rededication of the Beaumont Tower Bells (approx. half a mile away); W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
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By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
3. Other Judging Pavilion Plaza plaques
Far view (looking west) of associated plaques at The Judging Pavilion Plaza (one on the left masonry fence, five on the right).
(approx. half a mile away); Sleepy Hollow (approx. half a mile away); Harry J. Eustace Hall (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 15, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable Buildings
 
Plaque on right masonry fence image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
4. Plaque on right masonry fence
The beauty of Michigan State University's campus has long been treasured by students, alumni, faculty and friends.
The Campus Beautification project is an effort to plant hundreds of trees south of the Red Cedar River. This endeavor honors the legacy left by professors William J. Beal and Ernest E. Bogue in the late 1800s, when they made the same effort on the north campus, creating the environment that all who know MSU cherish.
These trees will add to the richness and beauty of this campus for future generations of Spartans. The individuals listed on the following plaques have contributed at least $5,000 toward this program.
Plaque 1 on right masonry fence image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
5. Plaque 1 on right masonry fence
Plaque 2 on right masonry fence image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
6. Plaque 2 on right masonry fence
Plaque 3 on right masonry fence image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
7. Plaque 3 on right masonry fence
Plaque 4 on right masonry fence image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
8. Plaque 4 on right masonry fence
The beauty of the MSU campus is an inspiration to the creative spirit in all of us. Let your senses lead the way. Carol W. Bowen
Plaque 5 on right masonry fence image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 20, 2017
9. Plaque 5 on right masonry fence
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on May 15, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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