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Lubbock loses Louise Hopkins Underwood

Louise Hopkins Underwood was 97 (Source: KCBD Video) Louise Hopkins Underwood was 97 (Source: KCBD Video)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

It's a sad day for tens of thousands of people in this area who appreciate the arts and have visited the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts.

That building in the 500 block of Avenue K is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

Louise Hopkins Underwood, the namesake and co-founder of the center, died Tuesday at the age of 97.

A pioneer in the cotton industry, she was also a driving force in the development of the arts and entertainment district in Lubbock.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts is what she dreamed it would be, a place to showcase and cultivate the visual, performing and literary arts of the South Plains.

The building includes over 5,000 feet of space for exhibits, classes and unique programs.

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