National Guard Armory (former) – Sedalia MO

Description

The Sedalia Armory is one of the few remaining WPA projects in the city, and a good example of Art-Moderne style structures, emphasizing simplified streamlined form, smoothed-faced concrete exterior walls, rounded corners and horizontal emphasis. Work began on the Armory in December of 1940 and was completed in March of 1943. Located on a six-acre lot this concrete building consists of a two-story office wing, with and 85 x 100 foot barrel roof drill hall. Two incised artillery pieces flank each side of the main entry way, which faces south onto Ninth Street. Sold to a private owner in the spring of 2004, the Armory now has a new location just west of the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds.”   (https://www.katydepotsedalia.com)

The WPA building now houses a private retailer.

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https://www.katydepotsedalia.com/localheritagesites.htm

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on July 8, 2013.

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Location Info


100 W 9th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301

Coordinates: 38.7032631, -93.22846679999998

One comment on “National Guard Armory (former) – Sedalia MO

  1. what was it used for and how many poeple were needed to build it

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