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Steel being raised for the roof of the Arena on March 15, 1929. The building, at 5700 Oakland Avenue, was completed that  September and had its first event -- the National Dairy Show -- on Oct. 12-20, 1929. Ben. G. Brinkman, a promoter who owned the Forest Park Highlands amusement park just east of the Arena site, developed the new building because the National Dairy Association was looking for a home. His development company included partners such as August A. Busch Jr. and local steelmaker Harry Scullin. It cost about $1.5 million to build. (Missouri History Museum)
Caption: Steel being raised for the roof of the Arena on March 15, 1929. The building, at 5700 Oakland Avenue, was completed that September and had its first event -- the National Dairy Show -- on Oct. 12-20, 1929. Ben. G. Brinkman, a promoter who owned the Forest Park Highlands amusement park just east of the Arena site, developed the new building because the National Dairy Association was looking for a home. His development company included partners such as August A. Busch Jr. and local steelmaker Harry Scullin. It cost about $1.5 million to build. (Missouri History Museum) Album ID: 1178370 Photo ID: 34304399