Ropesville Resettlement Project Farmhouse #63 – Lubbock TX

City:
Lubbock, TX

Site Type:
Forestry and Agriculture, Resettlement Communities

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA)

Started:
1938

Completed:
1938

Artist:
Unknown

Designer:
Unknown

Contractor:
M. M. Weaver and W. S. Moss

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Marked:
No

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

The house was first leased to the Arthur Murphy family inn 1938, The entire farm consisted of 299 acres. The house was donated and moved in March 2014 to the FiberMax Center for Discovery (formerly the Bayer Museum of Agriculture) by the Larry Smith family, to be used as a museum exhibit.

Originally built and located in Hockley County, near Ropesville, Texas. The house was donated by the Larry Smith family and moved to Lubbock March 2014. The house was first leased to the Arthur Murphy Family in 1938. The farm number was #63. Between 1936 and 1938, there were about seventy-five houses built on this same plan, and the numbers were needed to help visitors locate specific farms that were scattered about on the 16,000 acres that made up the Ropesville Farms Project.

Location Info


1121 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock, TX 79403
Lubbock County

Coordinates: 33.58621, -101.82322

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