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Arnett House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 33° 34.748 W 101° 55.974
14S E 227778 N 3719347
Quick Description: The state historical marker for the Arnett House in Lubbock TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2019 9:33:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM10D59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
The Arnett House is located at 5516 Dover Street, on the campus of Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock TX.
Marker Number: 18255

Marker Text:
First built as a wedding gift for J. Langham and Glenn (Pratt) Higginbotham in 1915, the Arnett House became the longtime home of the family of Alice (Ford) and Sam C. Arnett, pioneer rancher and banker. For decades, Arnett served as a major businessman and leader in the development of Lubbock. In 1956, Arnett passed away, and his son, Dr. Sam C. Arnett Jr., and his wife, Olga, donated the house to Lubbock Christian College (later Lubbock Christian University, or LCU). The house was moved to the campus to serve as its first Administration Building. The house fulfilled various functions until 1975, when it was given to the Associates of Lubbock Christian College, a women's organization dedicated to support and fundraising for the college.

The Craftsman style bungalow was designed by Fort Worth architect M. L. Waller, who designed other buildings in Lubbock and also the Crosby County Courthouse. The Arnett house is one of the few early 20th century residences of Lubbock still standing today. In its original location it faced Avenue L just south of the Lubbock Sanitarium. Now on the LCU campus, the eight room, 1 1/2-story wood frame house features gabled and hip roof sections, wide porches and a knee wall. The house was renovated in 1978-79 by C. R. Billingsley of Billingsley and Stracener, with Claude Martin and Sons as contractors. Lucille Melcher of Cagle Brothers furniture oversaw the interior restoration. The Associates of Lubbock Christian University provided the funding for the entire project and continue to maintain the home and to use it for events supporting the University. This organization celebrated the 100th birthday of the house with several events in 2015.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -- 2015

Marker is property of the state of Texas



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