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

W. G. McMillan Construction Company

 
 
W. G. McMillan Construction Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. W. G. McMillan Construction Company Marker
Inscription. W.G. McMillan came to Lubbock in 1924 to assist in the construction of the Hotel Lubbock. McMillan stayed, and over the next thirty years oversaw over 850 construction projects. Some of McMillan’s first projects included the 1926 Conoco service station, followed by completion of the Meadowbrook Golf Course. In 1930, McMillan completed the Lubbock Municipal Airport that still exists today. During World War II, McMillan played a significant role in the local war effort and the wartime history of Texas. In 1942, McMillan built 220 structures at South Plains Army Air Field, where glider pilots prepared for D-day and other invasions. Under McMillan and his son, numerous additional buildings were constructed on military bases and air fields in the area.

The McMillan Construction Company (later known as McMillan and Son Construction Company) completed a multitude of projects, including airports, schools, public buildings, hospitals, grocery stores, churches, sporting venues, and numerous buildings on the Texas Tech campus. In addition to construction projects, W.G. McMillan also served the community through social, educational, and political organizations. McMillan was a member of the Kiwanis Club and Methodist Church, helped form the Plains Museum Society (later called the West Texas Museum Association) and constructed the original
W. G. McMillan Construction Company Marker <i>is on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. W. G. McMillan Construction Company Marker is on the right
South Plains Army Air Field Marker is in the center.
museum building in 1936. He participated in archeological digs, hunting expeditions, and community service projects. The W.G. McMillan construction company performed a significant and contributing role in the economic, physical, and commercial development of Lubbock.

175 years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
 
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16945.)
 
Location. 33° 39.463′ N, 101° 49.909′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is on North Cedar Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is directly in front of the Silent Wings Museum which is located on the western edge of the Lubbock airport. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6202 North Interstate 27, Lubbock TX 79403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. South Plains Army Air Field (here, next to this marker); World War II Glider Pilots (a few steps from this marker); Original Lubbock Municipal Airport (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old Lubbock (approx. 1.8 miles away); Austin Brothers Bridge (approx. 3.9
W. G. McMillan Construction Company Marker <i>is on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. W. G. McMillan Construction Company Marker is on the right
South Plains Army Air Field Marker is on the left.
miles away); Landwer/Manicapelli Home (approx. 4 miles away); Prairie Dog Town (approx. 4.1 miles away); Migrant Labor Camps of Lubbock County (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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