Pampa in Gray County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Designed by Amarillo architects W.R. Kaufman & Son, this structure was erected in 1931 to house the offices of the Combs-Worley ranching and oil interests and Pampa professions and businesses. Modern art deco architectural influences appear on the edifice in typical classical rhythm and form. Metal casement windows and storefront details further enhance the building's expression of the 1930s and the new wealth of the oil boom era. The Kaufman's other Pampa projects include the county courthouse (1929), city hall and central fire station (both 1930). All are part of Pampa's “million dollar row.”
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11901.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 35° 32.186′ N, 100° 57.787′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West Kingsmill Avenue, Pampa TX 79065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gray County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Pampa City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter W. Gray (about 300 feet away); Pampa (about 400 feet away); First National Bank in Pampa (about 500 feet away); Vittorio Emanuel von Brunow, M. D. (about 600 feet away); Oil Discovery in Gray County (about 700 feet away); White Deer Land Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pampa.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 475 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.