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

4-H Building

1905

 

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

 
4-H Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
1. 4-H Building Marker
Inscription.

Today's 4-H Building has served many purposes over the years, originally named the Poultry Building to serve the needs of the poultry department.

In the 1930s, it was designated as the Missouri Building, housing the Missouri State Exhibit from the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition.

It has been the 4-H Building since 1958, hosting demonstrations and projects by Missouri 4-H youth.

Shaped parapets and circular windows add to the Missionesque flavor of the building.
 
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
 
Location. 38° 41.472′ N, 93° 15.549′ 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); Missouri: The Show Bee State (within shouting distance of this marker); The Merci Boxcar (within shouting distance of this marker); Missouri Highway History (within shouting distance of this marker);

4-H Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
2. 4-H Building and Marker
Poultry & Rabbit Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Home Economics Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Varied Industries Building (about 400 feet away); Old Smokie Frisco Engine (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.)
3. Missouri 4-H. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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4-H Building on the Missouri State Fairgrounds image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 21, 2015
3. 4-H 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 124 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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