Details for Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building (Atlas Number 5507016911)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016911


Marker Number 16911
Atlas Number 5507016911
Marker Title Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building
Index Entry Fisk Medical Arts & Professional Building
Address 724 S. Polk St.
City Amarillo
County Potter
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 241726
UTM Northing 3899353
Subject Codes commercial buildings; buildings
Marker Year 2011
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Corner of West Eighth Avenue and South Polk Street
Marker Size RTHL Medallion and Plate
Marker Text In 1926, Charles A. Fisk, president of the Amarillo Bank and Trust, and other investors commissioned this skyscraper designed by Amarillo architect Guy A. Carlander and built by the Gilsonite Contracting Co. of Dallas. The building formally opened in Dec. 1928, when an Amarillo Daily News article reported its cost as “dangerously close” to one million dollars. Fisk’s bank occupied the ground floor, with a mix of professional and retail tenants above. The eleven-story steel-reinforced concrete frame building is clad in red brick with terra cotta trim and exhibits gothic revival style detailing.