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Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

F W & D South Plains Railway Depot

 
 
F W & D South Plains Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. F W & D South Plains Railway Depot Marker
Inscription.  Spanish Renaissance Revival Passenger and Freight Depot built 1928 for $45,889. Architect Wyatt C. Hedrick of Fort Worth also designed the administration building on Texas Tech campus. Built by F. A. Mote of Dallas. Completion of the Fort Worth a & Denver South Plains Railway to Lubbock in 1928 provided the city (population 20,000) with a second major rail connection and an expanded trade area. Abandoned 1953 and adapted for restaurant use in 1976. Declared the first Lubbock Historic Landmark in August 1979.
 
Erected by City of Lubbock, Urban Design and Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 33° 34.718′ N, 101° 50.583′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on Crickets Avenue 0.1 miles north of 19th Street (Texas Highway 114), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The McCartney Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Buddy Holly
F W & D South Plains Railway Depot NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. F W & D South Plains Railway Depot NRHP Plaque
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(within shouting distance of this marker); J.I. Allison House circa 1950s (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Buddy Holly (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlock Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lubbock's First Cotton Gin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mackenzie Scout Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
F W & D South Plains Railway Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. F W & D South Plains Railway Depot Marker
F W & D South Plains Railway Depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
4. F W & D South Plains Railway Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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