—Architect: Thomas Bast • Contractors: Dean & Hancock —
The Swine Pavilion originally housed swine and sheep. The building has a flat, three-tiered roof and square, hipped roofed towers on the northeast and southeast corners. The building lacks symmetry; the west wing was not completed as planned because the money appropriated was inadequate.
In the 1960s, a metal building supported by tapered posts was built on the west to provide more space for animals.
In 2001, the building's interior was renovated and its exterior restored.
Two large fans were installed in 2011 and funded through donations to the Missouri State Fair Foundation. The blades on these fans expand 24 feet and help circulate air in the open-sided pavillion [sic].
Erected by Missouri State Fair Commission.
Location. 38° 41.561′ N, 93° 15.799′ 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. Family Fun Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Missouri Highway History (approx. ¼ mile 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 • Animals • 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 161 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.