Lubbock High School

Lubbock High School (HM1EAA)

Location: Lubbock, TX 79401 Lubbock County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 34.683', W 101° 51.629'

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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
Marker Number3144_MARKER_
Year Placed1984
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:28pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 234498 N 3719039
Decimal Degrees33.57805000, -101.86048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.683', W 101° 51.629'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 40.98" N, 101° 51' 37.74" W
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Area Code(s)806
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2020-2048 19th St, Lubbock TX 79401, US
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