Details for Kilgore College Administration Building (Atlas Number 5183009968)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5183009968


Marker Number 9968
Atlas Number 5183009968
Marker Title Kilgore College Administration Building
Index Entry Kilgore College Administration Building
Address 1101 S. Henderson Blvd. (US 259)
City Kilgore
County Gregg
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 324046
UTM Northing 3583931
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics; Federal programs; design and construction
Marker Year 1990
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In response to the East Texas oil field boom, yet in the midst of the Great Depression, Kilgore residents voted to support the establishment of a junior college in 1935. Classes were held in the high school until this building was completed in 1936 with financial aid from the Public Works Administration. Designed by the San Antonio firm of Phelps & Dewees, the Kilgore College administration building remains a good example of art moderne architecture. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990