Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Potter County Library
The Potter County commissioners court granted approval for a county-supported library in July 1921. This building was designed by Amarillo Architects J. Roy Smith and W.C. Townes, and was built in 1922 by the W.M. Rice construction company at a cost of $25,000. The basement of the library was used as a public lounge to meet the needs of women shoppers and their children, and tourists. The facility included a living room, lunch room, assembly hall and resting room, and was staffed by a matron.
A significant local example of an institutional building of the 1920s, this structure exhibits the clean lines, horizontal emphasis, and geometric detailing typical of the Prairie School style of architecture.
Erected 1996 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4097.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 South Taylor Street, Amarillo TX 79101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potter County (within shouting distance of this marker); Potter County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Potter County (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rick Husband (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry B. Sanborn (approx. ¼ mile away); American Mammoths (approx. ¼ mile away); The Amarillo Story (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amarillo.
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