Lubbock in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lubbock High School
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.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3144.)
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 walking distance of this marker. Lubbock Women's Club (approx. half a mile away); Bacon Home (approx. half a mile away); Mast/White Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Mast House (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Lubbock (approx. 0.7 miles away); Carlock Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); Buddy Holly (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 •
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