Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center

As the first new building to be constructed in the historic context of Fair Park since the 1960’s, the new Briscoe Carpenter Livestock Center is an exciting opportunity to reinterpret the architecture of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exhibition to meet modern functional and technological requirements. The new facility replaces the existing outdoor auction barn, located adjacent to the Swine Building and Cattle Barn 1. The Livestock Center provides exhibit space, a stepped-floor auction arena and animal holding areas on the ground floor, along with a banquet facility, dining and lounge areas, and year-round offices for State Fair staff on the second floor. The building will also be the new home for the Heritage Hall of Honor, a museum of images and artifacts honoring the rich history of ranching in Texas.