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

Commercial Building

1903

 

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

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

Originally designed as the Palace of Agriculture, this 80' by 160' building was labeled the Horticulture Building by the Premium List of 1906, but the Agriculture Building by Program Books from 1915, 1918, and 1920. Postcards from 1908 through 1912 call this building the Liberal Arts Building.

In the 1920s, it became the Education Building, displaying the work of Missouri's schools.

The shaped parapet and arched windows on the towers add to the Missionesque flavor of the building.

It is one of the three oldest buildings on the fairgrounds.
 
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
 
Location. 38° 41.557′ N, 93° 15.486′ 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. Home Economics Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Varied Industries Building (about 400 feet away); Historic Administration Building (about 400 feet away); The Merci Boxcar (about

Commercial Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Commercial Building and Marker
400 feet away); Family Fun Center (about 400 feet away); Old Smokie Frisco Engine (about 600 feet away); 4-H Building (about 600 feet away); Womans Building (about 700 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. AgricultureEducationHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made Features
 
Commercial Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
3. Commercial Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds
 
 
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 125 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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