Pharr, Mabel (Mrs Homer) 1979-11-27

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Mabel Pharr discusses her sister, Jewel (Mrs. Vernon) Brown and the Brown house located in Lubbock.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mabel (Mrs. Homer) Pharr

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 27, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Betty Fried

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Pharr, To Lubbock, Texas (1923), Jewel Brown, sister, To Lubbock (c. 1922), Vernon Brown, husband, Played for Lubbock Hubbers baseball team, Taught school in Crowell, Texas, Vernon and Jewel Brown, Opened Busy Bee Café for Hubber players (1923), Opened a café for Texas Tech football players (1925), Built a 2-story house on 14th Street (c. 1930), Dining room, Residence for girls, Mrs. Brown’s trip to Europe to buy antiques, Vernon and Jewel Brown (again), Built colonial style house on Broadway (c. 1940), 3 Apartments located on the second floor, Contents were antiques, Designed by Mrs. Brown , Activities at home, Mrs. Brown known as Mama Duck, Mrs. Brown’s house help, Mr. Brown, Cook, servants, Brown house, Décor, antiques, Buying antiques in Southeast United States, Entertainment, Watermelon feasts, barbecues, Christmas open house, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Pharr, Grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Homer Pharr, Received law degree (1917), Served in World War I, To Lubbock (1923), Description, Practiced law with Judge W. H. Bledsoe, Appointed District Judge (c. 1930), Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Pharr (again), Education, Lubbock Hubbers baseball team, Mr. Brown played with New York Giants baseball team, Mrs. Pharr, Husband died (1959), Lives in John Knox (now Carillon) Retirement Village, Mrs. Brown, Bought a baby grand piano, From a Presbyterian church in Tulia, Texas, Moved to an apartment near Mrs. Pharr, Description of furniture she kept, Gave antiques, possessions to relatives and acquaintances.

Tape 1, Side 2: Gave antiques, possessions (continued), Mr. Brown’s family, Brown house (again), Tenants, Mrs. Brown (again), Generosity, Brown house used by Sigma Nu Fraternity, Mrs. Brown’s interest in Methodist Hospital nursing school, Brown house (again), Owned by Mr. Talkington, Anecdote about funeral home being next door.

Range Dates: 1920-1979

Bulk Dates: 1923-1950

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