Bradshaw, W L 1980-12-17

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W. L. Bradshaw discusses his career as an architect in Lubbock, Texas. He designed many of the historic homes and public buildings in Lubbock, including Lubbock High School. Note: On side one, the tape becomes inaudible in two places.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: W. L. Bradshaw

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Date: December 17, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Sheri Fields

Length: 50 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Architect with Peters, strange and Bradshaw, Boundaries of Lubbock in 1928, Texas Tech opened, 1925, Bradshaw came to Lubbock, 1928, His firm built Lubbock High, Consolidated schools, Anecdote about Seminole school, Lubbock store built by firm, Firm closed due to Depression, Bradshaw worked with Highway Department, Reopened firm, 1936, Taught at tech beginning in 1938, Did architectural work in summers, Built largely homes, Homes he built, Kirkendahl home, 16th Street, 1929, Overton home, Broadway St., 1929, Lubbock sanitarium, Warren Bacon and Bacon home, Lubbock Hotel built by Myrick, Myrick lost hotel, Additions to Hotel, Ranching offices in town, Mr. Bacon (again), Buildings built, Anecdote about Bacon's son, Real estate business (land speculation), Bacon Home (again), Maedgen Home, Texas Commerce Bank building, Broadway St. and Texas , Ave., circa 1910-1919, Architects: Sanguinet, Staats, and Hedrick, Downtown Lubbock, Evolution of residential area, Tornado wiped out most of residential area, "Smiley" Wilson (mgr. Western Windmill), Daughters, Home destroyed by tornado, Niccolette Hotel, Destroyed (after WWII), Bradshaw raised in San Antonio, Lubbock, conditions in 1924, Homes on 19th Street, Chalk Home, Boston and 19th, 1929, Kruger Home (architects: Haynes and Kirby), English House (architect: Bradshaw), 1936-37, Description of building process, Cost of house, Parsons Home, 1929, Moved off original location

Tape 1, Side 2: Other homes on 19th Street, Other buildings designed by Bradshaw, Ranches, Pitchfork Ranch, Double U, Post, Texas, Swenson's Spur Ranch, House Raisings, Swenson's (family history), Ranchers attracted to area by land prices, Bradshaw Home, 2514 20th St., 1929, Bradshaw family, Daughter, Granddaughter, Bacon House (again), Colonial Hotel, downtown Lubbock, 1924, First Christian Church, Other churches, Buildings built with Maxey, Kirkendahl Home (again), "White Mast House", Bradshaw on city zoning and planning commission, Anecdote about Red Smith, city mgr., Bledsoe Home, Broadway Street, Worked for Bledsoe, Bledsoe responsible for location of Tech in Lubbock, Home in Colorado City, Texas, Lubbock High (again), Well built

Range Dates: 1928-1945

Bulk Dates: 1929-1938

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