A Fascinating and Eerie Look at Amarillo’s Best Known Abandoned Buildings
WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter any of these properties. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.
What is it about Amarillo's abandoned buildings that we love so much?
Maybe it's the fact that once upon a time, not that long ago, these buildings were alive and part of our day-to-day lives. They were part of a bustling city and the fabric of said city's history. And now they lay silent, a quiet structure on the landscape. And all that remain are echoes of the past.
We've covered some of Amarillo's most well-known buildings and while there will likely be more in-depth looks, it's worth doing a quick recap of the ones we've done so far.
(Scroll to the bottom to see some incredible photos of these places)
This gigantic monolith of a grain tower has been subject to legends and urban explorers for years.
The Herring Hotel
The Herring Hotel is an important historical site in the city of Amarillo. Don't try breaking into it though! It's right next to the police department, and they're more than happy to keep an eye on the structure.
Puckett Place Apartments
One of the true headscratchers of Amarillo history is how the Puckett Place Apartments fell into such disrepair. It's located in one of the busiest areas of town, and it seems nearly impossible that such a prime spot of real estate fell into such a state. Rumor has it that it will soon be restored to its former glory, though.
The Ranchotel in itself is fascinating and heartbreaking. It's one of the last few remaining tourist courts of Route 66's history that remains in its true form. It's a historic landmark, but who knows for how much longer.
The one, the only, the legendary St. Anthony's Hospital on Amarillo Boulevard. This is arguably the city's most beloved abandoned building. And the history of the place is bar none. Don't believe me? Ask any long-time resident around you what their connection to St. Anthony's is.