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Lubbock County Courthouse

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1950, Haynes and Kirby. Texas Ave. between Main and Broadway sts.

The classical revival courthouse of 1915 by William W. Rose was demolished when the north–south Buddy Holly Avenue (originally Texas Avenue) was cut through the middle of the original two-block public square. It was replaced by this building located on the western half of the bisected square. Designed by prominent Lubbock architect Sylvan Blum Haynes, the symmetrical, stepped, limestone-clad building is a holdover from architect Paul P. Cret’s interwar models, which remained a powerful influence on established Texas architects through the mid-1950s. The seven-story central block is slightly recessed and framed by four-story lateral wings. Windows are organized in vertical recesses, with plain steel sash and tile spandrels that break the wall plane into an appearance of pilasters. Windows in the central block are framed by projecting stone jambs to give added depth to this monumental tower.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Lubbock County Courthouse", [Lubbock, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 378-378.

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