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

The Bivins Home

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
1. The Bivins Home Marker
Inscription. Prominent area rancher Lee Bivins (1862-1929) built this elegant town home in 1905. The brick and stone structure features classical styling. In addition to his large cattle operation, Bivins pioneered much of the Panhandle's oil and gas development. A philanthropist and community leader, Bivins was serving as mayor of Amarillo at the time of his death. His widow Mary Elizabeth Gilbert Bivins (1862-1951) bequeathed the residence to the city of Amarillo.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark – 1965

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 420.)
 
Location. 35° 12.192′ N, 101° 50.29′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on South Polk Street south of SW 10th Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 South Polk Street, Amarillo TX 79101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santa Fe Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Amarillo Story (about 500 feet away); American Mammoths (about 500 feet away); Old First Baptist Church
The Bivins Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
2. The Bivins Home Marker
(about 800 feet away); Polk Street Schools (about 800 feet away); Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Potter County Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Potter County (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Bivins Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 18, 2015
3. The Bivins Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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