Bass, William E. 2002-05-22

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William Bass talks about his memories of North Overton, Lubbock, Texas, and reflects on the decline of the neighborhood. Note: This interview is part of the North Overton Redevelopment Collection.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: William E. Barton

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Date: May 22, 2002

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 00:29:05


Introduction; Background; Great Depression; Financial strain; Grandfather sold homemade pies; Grandmother owned a boarding house; Bought property in North Overton; His grandfather’s pie shop Supplied pies to local businesses; Began making doughnuts; Growth of business; North Overton; Well-kept properties; Neighborhood demographics; North Overton began to decline; Concerns about local crime; Decreased property value; Neighbors in North Overton; Financial circumstances; Reasons for moving to North Overton; Childhood memories; Community service in North Overton.

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Transcript: Transcript available in reading room

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