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

Lubbock High School

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
1. Lubbock High School Marker
Inscription. The city of Lubbock experienced a significant increase in population during the 1920s as it became the agricultural, educational, service, and trade center of the South Plains. This high school was built out of the need for providing an education for the young people of the rapidly growing community.

Designed by the Lubbock architectural firm of Peters, Strange and Bradshaw, the original building consists of two- and three-story classroom wings, offices, a gymnasium, and an auditorium, all constructed around two open courtyards. Over the years, as Lubbock's population increased, the facilities were expanded several times to meet the need.

The richly ornamented, North Italian Romanesque style high school was completed in 1931, despite the beginnings of economic hardship resulting from the onset of the Great Depression. The building features decorative brickwork, terra cotta ornamentation, and a campanile, or bell tower.

Lubbock High stands as a significant example of institutional architecture in Texas, as well as a local landmark known for its many students who became Lubbock's outstanding civic and community leaders.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984

 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3144.)
Plaque above Lubbock High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
2. Plaque above Lubbock High School Marker
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 1985

 
Location. 33° 34.683′ N, 101° 51.629′ W. Marker is in Lubbock, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street (U.S. 62) and Avenue U, on the right when traveling west on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2004 19th Street, Lubbock TX 79401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lubbock Women's Club (approx. half a mile away); Mast/White Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Mast House (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 0.7 miles away); Buddy Holly (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); a different marker also named Buddy Holly (approx. one mile away); Texas Tech Judging Pavilion (approx. one mile away); Colonel T. S. Lubbock / Texas in the Civil War (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lubbock.
 
Also see . . .  Lubbock High School. (Submitted on May 12, 2014.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Lubbock High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
3. Lubbock High School Marker
Lubbock High School image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 28, 2014
4. Lubbock High School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 35 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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