On a recent trip downtown, I pulled up at a red light on 10th and Polk to a lot of construction going on. If you're wondering what's going in, it's a new home for something that's been around for quite some time.

So what is the construction for at 10th and Polk?

A New Home For The Amarillo Area Foundation

The construction going on is for the new home of the Amarillo Area Foundation. You can tell how long it has been since I've been in that area. A quick scroll through their Facebook page, and you'll find a construction update from them in August.

I need to start making more trips downtown apparently.

What Is The Amarillo Area Foundation?

This is something I learned today, myself. The Amarillo Area Foundation is a nonprofit organization that, according to their website, services 400,000 people in the Texas panhandle.

They really take the "area" part of it seriously. The description on their Facebook page points out that it's 26 counties.

They tackle issues and challenges facing panhandle communities by working with nonprofit organizations and philanthropists in the area.

Their website is host to a ton of information.

Giving Along With Education

Another aspect of the Amarillo Area Foundation I found interesting was the number of workshops they host. These range in topics, and for the most part seemed geared towards helping nonprofits in the area be successful.

If you want to know more about the Amarillo Area Foundation, you can check out their website to see more.

Downtown Amarillo Over The Years

Downtown Amarillo has seen an incredible metamorphosis. Take a look at the photos below to see just how much it's changed--you won't believe the difference.

Untouched by Time: The Historic Homes of Polk Street Then & Now

You know you've entered Amarillo's historic district once you hit the red brick roads of Center City. A unique reflection of past and present, Amarillo's historic homes seem to pose pristinely against the curb.

These large, thoughtfully designed historic homes are part of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Amarillo. But most residents will agree that nothing quite tops the staggering royal beauty of the grand homes of Polk Street. Built by Amarillo's founding fathers, the looming estates of South Polk are a sight to behold.

Check out these stunning comparison photos that show how these gorgeous structures have remained nearly untouched by time.

LOOK INSIDE: The Avery & Mary Turner House at 1706 S. Polk

This beautiful Dutch Colonial home is a true historic gem. It is part of the regal row of Amarillo's historic homes on South Polk. If you've ever wondered what these grand estates look like inside, here's your chance to take a peek!

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