New Center Showcases Hispanic Culture - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/14/03

New Center Showcases Hispanic Culture

The next time you pass by Fire Station #4 at 3rd and University you will be looking at a piece of history. The old building is now a new Hispanic Cultural Center that will serve as a place for local organizations to meet, exhibit artwork and provide other educational opportunities.

It once served Lubbock as a fire station now it will serve as a center for Hispanic culture and tourism. City Manager Bob Cass handed over the keys to Fire Station Four to Fiestas Del Llano of Lubbock. It was unveiled Thursday at 3rd Street and University as a Hispanic Cultural Center.

Fiestas Chairperson, Christy Martinez, says the facility will serve as a place to showcase the history of Lubbock Hispanics. "It's going to allow us to be a multi-functional facility to provide neighborhood and the community various programs and services as well as to encourage tourism." Martinez said.

The city built a new fire station further North on University.

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