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

Ordway Hall

 
 
Ordway Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Ordway Hall Marker
Inscription.  
Architect Guy Carlander designed this administration building for Amarillo College. It was built in 1936-37 and later named for George Ordway, who with James Guleke obtained legislative authority to establish the school. The L-plan building consists of an auditorium and a long two-story classroom and office wing ending in a four-story tower. Geometric Art Deco style elements such as chevrons and parallel bands accent the buff brick and cast stone exterior. Sculpted Terra Cotta panels on the corners depict gnomes reading and writing. The words “Music”, “Opera” and “Drama” are inscribed above the entry door. Interior materials include buff and red brick walls and terrazzo floors with diamond and mosaic patterns.

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

 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14591.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music
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Education. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2008.
 
Location. 35° 11.332′ N, 101° 50.9′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on South Washington Street south of 22nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 South Washington Street, Amarillo TX 79109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Russell Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary (Masterson) and John Fain House (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward L. and Margaret Seewald Roberts House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarence and Lorraine Eakle House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eakle-Archer House (approx. half a mile away); Melissa Dora Oliver-Eakle (approx. half a mile away); Alice Victoria Ghormley Curtis House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Herring-Crudgington House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Ordway Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Ordway Hall Marker
Ordway Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Ordway Hall Marker
Ordway Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
4. Ordway Hall
Gnome on corner of Ordway Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
5. Gnome on corner of Ordway Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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