Grant, Homer 1971-12-20

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Homer Grant, a member of the Planning Commission from 1945 to 1951, discusses zoning practices and problems in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Homer Grant

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Date: December 20, 1971

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Alice Johnson

Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Original Zoning Commission (1939), Koch and Fowler, Dallas engineering firm, Charlie Guy’s disagreement with Koch, Members of first Planning Commission, Reasons for initiation of planning and zoning discussed, Early records incomplete, Members of first Planning Commission (again), Minority zoning—Manhattan Heights project for black community, Chairman of zoning subcommittee, Business zoning in Lubbock, Work of the subcommittees.

Tape 1, Side 2: Zoning subcommittee, Story about zoning recommendation, Post-World War II annexation problems, Story about transplanting trees, Francis Place—deed restrictions, Temporary zoning classifications in newly annexed areas, Commission paid attention to requests, Story about K. N. Clapp and squirrels, Story about Safeway store, Problem of parking spaces, Plan for partial business zoning on 34th Street (1950), Recent proposed annexation discussed, Early business areas in Lubbock, Downtown business district discussed.

Tape 2, Side 1: Mentions people who first requested "C" zoning then returned for "F" zoning, Describes problem of people who rented servants’ quarters, Enforcement of zoning ordinances by the city creates problems, Explains court case involving railroad zoning, Action taken to stabilize residential and business districts in Lubbock, Zoning on 34th Street.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1939-1971

Bulk Dates: 1939-1971

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