Fisk Medical Arts Building
The Fisk Medical Arts Building was built in 1928 and was converted into a hotel in 2010.
Backstory and Context
Fisk erected the building during a prosperous time in Amarillo. The oil and natural gas industries were booming and Amarillo had become an important economic center for the Panhandle region. The building therefore represents the high status the city had reached up to that point. Over the next few decades, the type of tenants changed. Fewer doctors offices were located in the building as insurance grain/agricultural businesses moved in. In the 1960s, and oil and gas businesses and companies leased most of the offices. This gradual shift reflected the growth of the oil and gas sectors as the dominant industries in the city. The building became hotel in 2010. It is the only hotel in the city listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Campo Jr., John T. "Fisk Medical Arts Building." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. December 4, 2012. https://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/NR/pdfs/12001003/12001003.pdf.
"Fisk Medical Arts Building & Professional Building." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed October 17, 2019. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=91638.
"Recent Listing - Fisk Medical Arts Building." Texas Historical Commission. Accessed October 17, 2019. https://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/national-register-historic-places/fisk-medical-arts-building-recent.