Texas Tech University: West Hall – Lubbock TX

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The Public Works Administration allotted $650,000 to Texas Tech University to build two dormitories, one for men and one for women. $125,000 was a grant and $445,000 was a loan to be paid back over 30 years at 4% interest. Men’s Dormitory No.1 was built in 1934 based on the design of architect Wyatt C. Hedrick and cost $326,713.

The university renamed the building to J. M. West Hall in 1941. Originally housing up to 300 students, West Hall is now an administrative building housing a visitor’s center, undergraduate admissions offices, registrar’s office, student business services and the scholarship and financial aid offices.

Source notes

Childers, Lorene. "$650,000 of Federal Funds Will be Spent on Two Dormitories: Work is to Start in February". The Toreado, December 7, 1933, p.1.
https://swco-ir.tdl.org/swco-ir/bitstream/handle/10605/11617/The%20Toreador_December%207,%201933.pdf?sequence=1

Texas Tech University Archives
http://swco.ttu.edu/University_Archive/uacollections10.html#Campus%20Buildings-%20W

TTU Interactive Campus Map
http://www.ttu.edu/map/

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on June 10, 2018.

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Location Info

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West Hall, Broadway St.
Lubbock, Texas

Coordinates: 33.5853, -101.8725

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