One of the most iconic buildings on the State Fairgrounds, the Cattle Barn, was completed in 1921. Stop by to view an educational timeline outlining the classic building’s many milestones over the past century, plus a photo opportunity to commemorate 100 years.
The Cattle Barn, originally known as the Livestock Pavilion, is a massive brick structure covering 117,450 square feet with sufficient housing for 1,000 head of cattle. It was designed by famed and prolific architect Clarence H. Johnston. Among his extensive list of work is the design of Williams Arena and Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota, the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, and dozens of stately homes in St. Paul, especially on Summit Avenue.
The Cattle Barn is located south of Judson Avenue, between Stevens and Liggett streets