Panhandle Plains Museum - Canyon, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 34° 58.802 W 101° 55.056
14S E 233659 N 3874719
Quick Description: The original museum opened in 1933.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2020 6:09:30 PM
Waymark Code: WM135P0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Panhandle Plains Website

"Then, in 1929, the Great Depression hit. A painful new history was being written across the country. Undaunted, the historical society pressed on. They announced a capital campaign, and amazingly, the hard-working people of the Panhandle responded. From pennies to bricks, people gave whatever they could. No amount was too small.

Within a few years, the funds were in place, and construction of Pioneer Hall began in 1932. Finished in Texas limestone, the original 12,500 square-foot structure featured fine decorative stonework and, on its façade, carvings and bas reliefs depicting Western themes as well as Panhandle-Plains flora and fauna. More than 75 famous West Texas cattle brands surrounded the entrance. (The building’s unique Southwestern Art Deco architectural style eventually earned it a State Antiquities Landmark designation.)"

2503 4th Avenue / Canyon, TX

Web URL to relevant information: [Web Link]

Artist: Not listed

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