Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Polk Street Schools
In 1927, the empty space in Amarillo High School’s u-shape design was filled with a cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium. Further additions were made in 1951 and 1952. In 1964, Nixson Junior High School was razed; other educational facilities were built on the site. Three years later, Amarillo High School integrated without major incident.
A 1970 fire destroyed the main building’s third floor and the auditorium, and damaged the rest of the structure. Students attended classes in usable rooms and in nearby churches until it was decided to rebuild the high school on Danbury
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16290.)
Location. 35° 12.065′ N, 101° 50.316′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on South Polk Street south of SW 12th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amarillo TX 79101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old First Baptist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bivins Home (about 800 feet away); Santa Fe Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Amarillo Story (approx. ¼ mile away); American Mammoths (approx. ¼ mile away); Shuford-Killough House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); H. B. Sanborn House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
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