Details for Panhandle-Plains Museum (Atlas Number 5381003930)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5381003930


Marker Number 3930
Atlas Number 5381003930
Marker Title Panhandle-Plains Museum
Index Entry Panhandle-Plains Museum
Address 2503 4th Ave.
City Canyon
County Randall
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 233676
UTM Northing 3874685
Subject Codes museums
Marker Year 1970
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 4th Avenue & 25th Street -Canyon
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text In 1932 the State of Texas matched $25,000 of private funds to construct the original unit. Since 1935 the museum, through Works Progress Administration projects, has increased its archeological and paleontological materials beyond the facilities of the building. An allocation of $25,000 was used to construct and equip a basement addition designed by Rittenberry and Carder, Architects, to provide ten thousand square feet of additional floor space. The museum is located on the campus of the West Texas State College and is operated by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Society.