—Architects: Thomas Bast • Contractors: R. F. Sellers & S. W. Ricketts —
The Womans Building is in the Georgian Revival style, popular for elegant homes during the early twentieth century. The building originally had dormitory space on the second floor and a ballroom or assembly hall on the third floor. It also had a one-story wing at the rear which housed a day nursery; the wing was removed in 1965. The building was used as a place where women would rest and enjoy tea or coffee, as a display area for arts and crafts, and as a place for music concerts.
The building has been used by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources since the 1980s. The ground floor houses the Missouri State Fair Museum.
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
Location. 38° 41.665′ N, 93° 15.477′ 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. Historic Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coliseum (about 300 feet away); Cattle Barns (about 500 feet away); Commercial Building
Also see . . .
1. Missouri State Fairgrounds National Register Historic District Registration Form. (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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.