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Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Russell Hall

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Russell Hall Marker
Inscription. The administration building and the gymnasium were the first two permanent structures built for Amarillo College. Originally known as Badger Gymnasium for the school's athletic teams, this facility was renamed to honor Dr. Natalie Russell, who fostered Women's physical education at the college. Architect Guy Carlander designed the building, erected in 1937-39 with Public Works Administration funding. The steel and brick gymnasium includes a two-story central space surrounded by a one-story outer wing. Geometric Art Deco style elements such as chevrons and parallel bands accent the brick and cast stone exterior. Above the entry doors, the words "honor" and "valor" are inscribed in large rounded block letters.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2008
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15442.)
 
Location. 35° 11.258′ N, 101° 50.875′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on West 24th Avenue east of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amarillo TX 79109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Russell Hall Marker
distance of this marker. Ordway Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarence and Lorraine Eakle House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eakle-Archer House (approx. half a mile away); Terry and Georgie Sneed Thompson House (approx. half a mile away); Amarillo Globe Dream House (approx. half a mile away); Alice Victoria Ghormley Curtis House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Herring-Crudgington House (approx. 0.6 miles away); H. W. and Katie Galbraith House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amarillo.
 
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Russell Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Russell Hall
 
 
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