Varied Industries Building
—Architects: Thomas Bast • Contractors: Heckert & Ricketts, John Colaﬂower & Dean Brothers —
The Varied Industries Building was originally called the Horticulture Building, one of the most elaborate of the 1903 exposition halls.
Early Program Books and Premium Lists identify this as the Horticulture Building, though postcards from the early twentieth century call it the Agriculture Building. It became the Varied Industries Building after World War I.
Rounded domes and parapets add to the Moorish look of the building.
It is one of the three oldest buildings on the fairgrounds.
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
Location. 38° 41.499′ N, 93° 15.463′ 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. Old Smokie Frisco Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Merci Boxcar (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commercial Building (about 400 feet away); Poultry & Rabbit Building (about 400 feet away); Home Economics 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.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Horticulture & Forestry • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features •
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 115 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.