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

Poultry & Rabbit Building

1909, 1920

 

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

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
1. Poultry & Rabbit Building Marker
Inscription.

The Poultry and Rabbit Building was originally used to display machinery. In order to allow for adequate ventilation, the original building had no roof but was covered with an awning during the Fair.

The building was named the Missouri Building in the 1920s and a roof was added that was topped by a cross-ventilation structure accented with a dome.

In the 1930s, it became the Poultry and Rabbit Building. The ventilation structure was removed in the 1960s.

The Annex area, built in the 1920s, was originally called the Hall of Religion. The 30' x 12' wood frame building shares the west wall of the Poultry and Rabbit Building.
 
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
 
Location. 38° 41.442′ N, 93° 15.51′ 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. Missouri State Highway System (within shouting distance of this marker); 4-H Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri: The Show Bee State

Poultry & Rabbit Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. Poultry & Rabbit Building and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Missouri Highway History (about 300 feet away); Old Smokie Frisco Engine (about 400 feet away); The Merci Boxcar (about 400 feet away); Varied Industries Building (about 400 feet away); Home Economics Building (about 500 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.)
 
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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 118 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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