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

Russell Hall

 
 
Russell Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation
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LandmarksSportsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2008.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Ordway Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary (Masterson) and John Fain House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward L. and Margaret Seewald Roberts House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clarence and Lorraine Eakle House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Melissa Dora Oliver-Eakle (approx. half a mile away); Eakle-Archer 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Russell Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. Russell Hall Marker
Russell Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Russell 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 506 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 14, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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