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

Coliseum

1906

 

—Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractor: T. H. Johnson —

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

The Coliseum, originally called the Livestock Pavilion, has traditionally been used for showing and judging livestock and for horse shows. In addition, four presidents who have visited the Fairgrounds have spoken here -

William Howard Taft in 1911
Harry S. Truman in 1955
Ronald Reagan in 1984
George W. Bush in 2004

The 180' by 235', three-story, brick building repeats architectural elements such as round arches and decorative brickwork found on other buildings designed by Bast.

The Coliseum was restored in 2001.
 
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
 
Location. 38° 41.716′ N, 93° 15.462′ W. Marker is in Sedalia, Missouri, in Pettis County. Touch 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. Womans Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cattle Barns (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Cattle Barns (about 400 feet away); Historic Administration Building

Coliseum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Coliseum and Marker
(about 600 feet away); Commercial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Family Fun Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Home Economics Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Varied Industries Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedalia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Missouri State Fairgrounds National Register Historic District Registration Form. Slow-loading large file. Be patient. (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.)
 
Categories. AgricultureAnimalsMan-Made Features
 
Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
3. Missouri State Fairgrounds Coliseum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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