Details for Turkey High School (Atlas Number 5191005569)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5191005569


Marker Number 5569
Atlas Number 5191005569
Marker Title Turkey High School
Index Entry Turkey High School
City Turkey
County Hall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 325963
UTM Northing 3807124
Subject Codes educational buildings; educational topics; design and construction
Marker Year 1986
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location on Lyles Street, one block west of S.H. 70, next to City Hall
Marker Size Medallion and Plate
Marker Text Turkey's school system acquired this land in 1928 for a $100,000 high school. Amarillo architect E. F. Rittenberry designed a brick structure with English Gothic details. Consolidation with several area schools caused an enrollment of 445 students in 1928, accommodated by eight classrooms, a gymnasium, and an auditorium. Classes ended in 1973 after consolidation with Quitaque schools. The Turkey High School building was preserved as a center for community offices and events. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1986