Michigan Sate Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building, photo taken 1980 Michigan Sate Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building, photo taken 1980
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Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building
Michigan State Fairgrounds, Detroit - Wayne County
Property Type fair grounds
Historic Use RECREATION AND CULTURE
Current Use RECREATION AND CULTURE
Style Classical Revival
Architect/Builder Lynn W. Fry
Narrative Description The Sate Fair Grounds Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building were constructed in two year intervals between 1922 and 1926. All were probably designed under the supervision of the same architect, Lynn W. Fry of the State Building Department. All three are Neo-Classical Revival inspired, white stuccoed buildings with high red brick foundations.
Statement of Significance The Coliseum, Agricultural Building, and Dairy Cattle Building are of historical significance as a result in their key role in activities of the annual State Fair and in encouraging agriculture in Michigan. They are also fine examples of the Classically inspired exhibition architecture popularized by the World Fair exhibitions popular in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1922, 1924, 1926
Registry Type(s) 06/06/1980 National Register listed
Site ID# P25176