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A site in Lubbock County makes "Texas Preservation" list

Lubbock, TX (KCBD) - Preservation Texas Inc. has named the Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building, at 800 Broadway, one of Texas' Most Endangered Historic Places.

Individual sites chosen around the state are found in Bexar, Donley, Duval, Ellis, Fayette, Harris, Lubbock, Scurry, and Starr Counties.  Sites named to this lists are most likely to get state funding and commitments for restoration and energized preservation efforts.

To be considered for the list, the place must represent a unique diversity that reflects the cultural heritage, geography, history, and architecture of Texas.  Chosen sites also represent a dire need for assistance and a high probability for positive action.

Preservation Texas officials announced the selections on the steps of the Texas State Capitol on February 9.

Named to the list were:

  • Blas Herrera Ranch, San Antonio, Bexar County
  • Duval County Courthouse, San Diego, Duval County
  • Lodge Building, 441 East Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Waxahachie, Ellis County
  • Lubbock Post Office and Federal Building, 800 Broadway, Lubbock, Lubbock County
  • Mulkey Theatre, 108 South Kearney Street, Clarendon, Donley County
  • Noah Cox House, 101 Main, Roma, Starr County
  • Olivewood Cemetery, 1300 Court Street, Houston, Harris County
  • Piano Bridge, One Piano Bridge Road near FM 1383, Schulenburg, Fayette County.
  • Roma-Cuidad Miguel Aleman International Suspension Bridge, Spur 29, off of U.S. 83, Roma, Starr County
  • Santa Fe Railway Depot, 954 College Avenue, Snyder, Scurry County

Established in 1985, Preservation Texas is the only private non-profit membership organization in the state that is dedicated to providing education and advocacy, and promoting communication and collaboration on behalf of the historic preservation of Texas.

For more information you can visit www.preservationtexas.org.

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