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Missouri State Fair Improvements

Missouri State Fair Improvements

Sedalia, Missouri


Repairs and improvements to the two historically significant buildings on the Missouri State Fairgrounds


Preservation services were provided for the rehabilitation of two contributing resources to the Missouri State Fairgrounds Historic District in Sedalia, Missouri: the Coliseum and the Womans Building. The Coliseum, constructed in 1905-06, and the Womans Building, constructed in 1910, are two of the earliest buildings built on the fairgrounds.

The Coliseum is a 26,977 square foot steel truss and timber-framed structure with red brick veneer and terra cotta trimmed walls. Rehabilitation of the building included sitework repairs; roof and column structural repairs; asphalt roofing replacement; terra cotta repair; exterior painting; window and door repair and replacement; exterior lead paint abatement; and accessibility upgrades, including restroom upgrades, and new handrails and ramps.

The Womans Building is a 4,800 square foot wood-framed structure with tan brick veneer and a Carthage Marble front porch with decorative metal cornices, wood divided-lite windows and a two-story pedimented portico with Ionic column capitals. Rehabilitation of the building included roof and window replacement; masonry restoration; exterior lead paint abatement; restroom renovations to improve accessibility; concrete slab replacement at the porch; and upgrades to the building’s electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.


Civic, Preservation, Recreation