Horticulture Building, 1263 Cooper Street, Falcon Heights, Minnesota

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Horticulture (Agriculture) Building

2008
interior 2008
Address: 1263 Cooper Street
City/locality-
State/province
Falcon Heights, Minnesota
County-
State/province:
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Primary Style: Art Deco/Art Moderne
Historic Function: Exhibit Hall
Current Function: Exhibit Hall
Material of Exterior Wall Covering: Concrete
Material of Roof: Asphalt
Part of the Site: Minnesota State Fair

Falcon Heights Ramsey County

Horticulture Building, 1263 Cooper Street, Falcon Heights, Minnesota
(44.979249549378° N, 93.169813156128° WLatitude: 44°58′45.298″N
Longitude: 93°10′11.327″W
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Memories and stories

This octagon shaped building hosts competitions, demonstrations, exhibits and concessions related to agriculture and horticulture. In 1885 a wooden- domed building was constructed as the “main building,” but was also used as the Agriculture Building for a time. In 1901, a new Agriculture Building was built, and with an addition to this building in 1912, Minnesota could boast the largest permanent building devoted to the exhibition of agricultural products in the world. The modern Agriculture Horticulture Building opened in 1947, its architecture mirroring the nearby 4-H Building with the same lit tower, vertical thrust and streamlined shapes.

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State Fair History Walking Tour

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Photo from Minnesota Public Radio


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