Details for Bonham High School Auditorium and Gymnasium (Atlas Number 5147012459)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5147012459


Marker Number 12459
Atlas Number 5147012459
Marker Title Bonham High School Auditorium and Gymnasium
Index Entry Bonham High School Auditorium and Gymnasium
Address 1201 N. Main St.
City Bonham
County Fannin
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 761792
UTM Northing 3719665
Subject Codes educational buildings; Federal programs
Marker Year 2001
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location N. Main at 12th St., L. H. Rather Junior High School
Marker Size Medallion and plate
Marker Text Using funds from the Federal Public Works Administration and local tax dollars, this structure was built to provide space for school and community assemblies, performances and athletic events. Architects Voelcker and Dixon of Wichita Falls designed the auditorium with Romanesque influences in its arched window and entrance openings and its brick detailing. The 1937 Junior-Senior prom was the first official school function held here, followed later that school year by commencement exercises in the auditorium. It remains in use for community functions. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2001