Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building

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Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building
Michigan State Fair Detroit MI.jpg
Coliseum and Agricultural Building at the Michigan State Fair
Location Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°26′36″N 83°7′3″W / 42.44333°N 83.11750°W / 42.44333; -83.11750Coordinates: 42°26′36″N 83°7′3″W / 42.44333°N 83.11750°W / 42.44333; -83.11750
Built 1922
Architect Lynn W. Fry
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 80001925[1]
Added to NRHP June 06, 1980

The Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building are three buildings located on the grounds of the Michigan State Fair in Detroit, Michigan. They were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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The Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building were likely designed by the same architect, Lynn W. Fry of the State Building Department.[2] The three buildings were constructed in two year intervals in 1922, 1924, and 1926.[2] All three are similar in appearance, being Neo-Classical Revival, white stuccoed buildings sitting on high red brick foundations.[2] They are fine examples of the Classically inspired exhibition architecture popularized by the World Fair exhibitions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.[2]

Name Image Date Built Architectural Style
Agricultural Building Agricultural Building Michigan State Fair Detroit.jpg 1926 Neo-Classical Revival
Riding Coliseum Riding Coliseum Michigan State Fair Detroit.jpg 1922 Neo-Classical Revival
Dairy Cattle Building Dairy Cattle Building Michigan State Fair Detroit.jpg 1924 Neo-Classical Revival

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