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Pauline Jacobs and O. R. Walker House

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1937, O. R. Walker. 2003 17th St.

This small but unusual house was designed by Lubbock architect Orville R. Walker (1898–1974) for his family. At the time of its completion the asymmetrically organized, flat-roofed, buff brick house was described in the Lubbock Avalanche Journal as “ultra modern.” It was designed to be fireproof, insect and rodent proof, and sandstorm proof, the last an important consideration on the South Plains. The Walker House was also equipped with indirect lighting and central air-conditioning.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Pauline Jacobs and O. R. Walker House", [Lubbock, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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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, 384-384.

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