Details for Santa Fe Building

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5375004574


Marker Number 4574
Atlas Number 5375004574
Marker Title Santa Fe Building
Index Entry Santa Fe Building
Address 900 S Polk Street
City Amarillo
County Potter
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 241591
UTM Northing 3899457
Subject Codes railroads; commercial buildings; design and construction; Gothic Revial (Architectural style)
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 900 South Polk Street, Amarillo
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Built in 1928-30 at a cost of $1,500,000, this structure was designed by Santa Fe Railroad Architect E.A. Harrison. The 14-story building was the tallest in Amarillo until the 1970's, and housed the offices and division headquarters of the Santa Fe Railroad. A significant local example of the skyscraper form ornamented with Gothic revival style detailing, this edifice is among the few remaining such buildings in the state. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1996

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