Minnesota State Fairgrounds – St. Paul MN

Description

The WPA built several structures for the Minnesota State Fair from 1935-1940, including the art deco Horticulture building, the horse barn and decorative friezes, the sheep and poultry barn, the swine barn, the commissary building and the 4-H building.

From a 2011 Finance & Commerce article: “If the Fair had a great architectural era, said [Steve] Granger [the State Fair archivist], it would have been the years before and during World War II, when the Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed some of the most beloved Art Deco-influenced buildings, among them the Horse Barn, 4-H, Sheep & Poultry, Swine and Commissary.”

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Location Info


1265 North Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Coordinates: 44.9810779, -93.1676183

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