Santa Fe Building (Amarillo)

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Santa Fe Building
Amarillo Texas - Santa Fe Railroad Building1.jpg
The Santa Fe Building in the downtown area
Location 900 S. Polk St
Amarillo, Texas
Architect E.A. Harrison
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 96000939
RTHL # 4574
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 22. 1996
Designated RTHL 1996

The Santa Fe Building is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Amarillo, Texas, U.S.A.. It was completed on January 18, 1930 and had the regional offices of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway company. The Amarillo office of the railroad company supervised more than 5,800 miles (9,334 km) of railroads. Brennan Construction Company of Amarillo and Dallas built the building from 1928 to 1930 with an original construction cost of US$1.5 million.[1]

The building was vacant more than a decade in the 1990s,[2] until Potter County bought it for $426,000 to gain new office spaces in 1995.[1] It was reopened in 2000, after Potter County spent approximately $14.1 million on renovating the building.[3]

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Coordinates: 35°12′15.6″N 101°50′17.0″W / 35.204333°N 101.838056°W / 35.204333; -101.838056