National Register of Historic Places nomination 1995

In 1995 Lubbock County put forth the effort to get the Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The form was prepared by Gary W. Smith, AIA with assistance from Bruce Jensen, THC Architectural Historian.
There is a lot of wonderful information here and with the current interest in celebrating Lubbock’s Centennial, and the controversy over the proposed Visitor’s Center I encourage you to read, remember, and think of the possibilities…..

”Constructed between 1931 & 1932, the 3-story Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building grafts the symmetry and detailing typical of the late Classical Revival style onto a rectangular plan. The building provides the focal point of an enclave of public buildings along Broadway, one of the main thoroughfares in the community’s central business district. Limestone sheathing on the arcaded ground floor contrasts with buff brick upper floors in a visual allusion to an Italian Renaissance palazzo. Completing the classical references, a pedimented entry bay with colossal spaces intact, the building retains a significant degree of historic integrity of design, materials and workmanship, as well as location, setting, feeling and association.”

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