Details for Bivins Home (Atlas Number 5375000420)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5375000420


Marker Number 420
Atlas Number 5375000420
Marker Title Bivins Home
Index Entry Bivins Home
Address 1000 Polk St
City Amarillo
County Potter
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 241669
UTM Northing 3899226
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; municipal official; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 1000 Polk Street, Amarillo.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text 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.