Bonham in Fannin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Bonham High School Auditorium and Gymnasium
Using funds from the Federal Public Works Administration and local tax dollars, this structure was built to provide space for school and community assemblies, performances and athletic events. Architects Voelcker and Dixon of Wichita Falls designed the auditorium with Romanesque influences in its arched window and entrance openings and its brick detailing. The 1937 Junior-Senior prom was the first official school function held here, followed later that school year by commencement exercises in the auditorium. It remains in use for community functions.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12459.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education.
Location. 33° 35.076′ N, 96° 10.756′ W. Marker is in Bonham, Texas, in Fannin County. Marker is on North Main Street near East 12th Street, on the left when traveling north. Mounted to face of auditorium wall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 N Main St, Bonham TX 75418, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fannin County (approx. half a mile away); Fannin County Courthouses (approx. half a mile away); Spanish-American War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); James Butler Bonham (approx. half a mile away); John Wesley Hardin (approx. half a mile away); Bonham Daily Favorite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bailey Inglish (approx. ¾ mile away); Arledge Ridge Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonham.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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