Details for Ordway Hall

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507014591


Marker Number 14591
Atlas Number 5507014591
Marker Title Ordway Hall
Index Entry Ordway Hall
Address 2201 S. Washington St.
City Amarillo
County Potter
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 240640
UTM Northing 3897725
Subject Codes educational buildings
Marker Year 2008
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 2201 S. Washington St.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Architect Guy Carlander designed this administration building for Amarillo College. It was built in 1936-37 and later named for George Ordway, who with James Guleke obtained legislative authority to establish the school; Ordway later became the first president. The L-plan building consists of an auditorium and a two-story classroom and office wing with 19 bays terminating in a four-story tower. Geometric Art Deco style elements such as chevrons, flutes and parallel bands accent the buff brick and cast stone exterior. Sculpted terra cotta panels on the corners depict gnomes reading and writing. Interior materials include buff and red brick walls and terrazzo floors with diamond and mosaic patterns.Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-2008

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