Carlock, Ruth Overton 1979

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Mrs. Carlock, prominent Lubbock resident and daughter of pioneer doctor M. C. Overton, talks about the Overton house on Broadway and how her parents’ characteristics affected its style.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ruth Overton Carlock

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Date: c. 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Mary Louise Brewer

Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Overton Addition, Boundaries, Area bought for development (1902 or 1905), Overton House, Style of architecture, Comfort, Gathering place for relatives, Interior of house, Bookcases, Discussion of family, Talents, M. C. Overton, Patients, Lubbock Sanitarium, Philanthropy, Parents' origins, Household, Mother helped design the house, Architect - S. B. Haynes, Builder - J. B. Maxey, Interior of house (again), Holiday celebrations, Father's relationship with his children, Overton House (again), Ceiling, Master bedroom

Tape 1, Side 2: Overton House (continued), Kitchen, Father's interest in farming, Mother's interest in horticulture, Overton House (again), Description of plants, Servants, Built (1929), Discusses father, Mother active in civic activities, Methodist Church, Father's family, Overton House (again), Sturdily built, J. B. Maxey (again), Current owners (Lewis and LaWanda Murphy), Social events, Domino games, Neighborhood, Methodist Church (again), Parents' generosity

Range Dates: 1902-1979

Bulk Dates: 1902-1979

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