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Canyon in Randall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Buffalo Courts

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. Buffalo Courts Marker
Inscription. A unique community venture at West Texas State Teachers College during the Great Depression produced an architectural landmark. The project began in 1933 and used student labor, community donations, and state and federal funding. Limestone, petrified wood and other rock was quarried in Texas and New Mexico. The complex included a fieldhouse, athletic dormitories, an outdoor swimming pool, stone walls and stadium bleachers. Much of the facility was later razed; only the two-story recreation hall completed in 1941 remains standing. The facility has a petrified wood exterior, large stone fireplaces and staircase, and a second-story hardwood dance floor. In the 1980s, the alumni association moved its headquarters here.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 2007
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13952.)
 
Location. 34° 59.01′ N, 101° 54.949′ W. Marker is in Canyon, Texas, in Randall County. Marker is on 25th Street south of Russell Long Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canyon TX 79015, 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. Buffalo Courts Marker
distance of this marker. Georgia O'Keeffe in Canyon (approx. 0.2 miles away); T-Anchor Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Charles Goodnight Memorial Trail (approx. mile away); First National Bank (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary E. Hudspeth House (approx. half a mile away); First Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Canyon Fire Department (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. Buffalo Courts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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