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

Historic Administration Building

1927

 

—Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractors: Dean & Hancock —

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

Named for Governor Sam A. Baker, the Historic Administration Building is a two-story building of buff-colored brick. Originally the building included a cafeteria and sleeping rooms for department superintendents. It now houses the Missouri State Fair Foundation.

This building is in the classical revival style with a symmetrical facade and a portico with square columns.

The original Administration Building was a square, frame building with a two-story portico and balcony located next to the Grandstand.
 
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
 
Location. 38° 41.62′ N, 93° 15.49′ 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); Commercial Building (about 400 feet away); Family Fun Center (about 500 feet away); Coliseum (about 600 feet away); Home Economics Building (about

Historic Administration Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Historic Administration Building and Marker
600 feet away); Varied Industries Building (about 800 feet away); Cattle Barns (about 800 feet away); The Merci Boxcar (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sedalia.
 
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.)
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made Features
 
Historic Administration Building Portico Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
3. Historic Administration Building Portico Plaque
Historic Administration Building Portico Plaque image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
4. Historic Administration Building Portico Plaque
Historic Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
5. Historic Administration Building
 
 
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 124 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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