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Centennial Kick Off by Spotted The Lubbock Centennial Kick Off Celebration

 

 


People line the balcony and porch of the Nicolett Hotel, one of Lubbock's earliest hotels, located on the town square. By 1912, a new 53-room brick hotel was in the works.

Big hotel to be built

1912 It is not hot air. It's no speculation. It is straight goods, and the genuine article. Lubbock is soon to have a $35,000 brick hotel. The question has been before our people a number of months. The need of a first class hotel in Lubbock has been a "crying need." We have all known it, but no one seemed willing to put as much money in the proposition as it would require to carry it on to a successful culmination. It is no longer a dream, however. The contract is already let and the building that was first started to cover half a block of single story wall for mercantile establishments will now be extended another full story covering the entire half block, the same to be used as a hotel.

As we understand the plans there is to be fifty-three rooms in the hotel, with all modern equipments and conveniences in the second story and the lobby, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor. All will be fixed up in modern style.

The building is conveniently located with reference to the business part of town and the depot, and the traveling public will no doubt greatly appreciate the provisions that are being made for their comfort and entertainment while in the city. When this building is completed and in operation they will no longer want to strain a point to get some where else to spend their Sundays, but will rather make it a point to come here a day lay-over. There is no question of it being a great benefit to the town, and appreciated by those who are forced to live in hotels by virtue of their occupation, or through preference.

This building is being erected by Merrill & Roberds and will occupy a position on the northwestern corner of the public square. There gentle men are to be congratulated in their progressiveness, and Lubbock should feel honored by having as citizens, men of the character, men who have the utmost faith in the future of the town, who are willing to stake their thousands upon its future development, for in the building of this half block they have an eye to future needs as well as present demands, and this building will be adequate to handle the trade for several years to come.

Things are moving in Lubbock. She is doing now that which will count in the future. Come to Lubbock!

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