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Centennial Quiz - June 8, 2008

1. What was the first hotel in Lubbock?
a. Pioneer Hotel
b. Hilton Hotel
c. Nicolett Hotel
d. Lubbock Inn

2. True or false?
Lubbock County’s first jail, approved in 1891, also served as a schoolhouse and a meeting place for local church congregations and social events.

3. Prior to the building of the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium in the 1950s, where were many of the city’s concerts and other major events held?
a. Texas Tech Student Union Building
b. Lubbock High auditorium
c. First Baptist Church
d. Fair Park Coliseum

4. True or false?
One of the city’s first water wells was drilled at Fifth Street and Avenue J in 1909 with a small pump building.

Answers:

1. What was the first hotel in Lubbock?

c. Nicolett Hotel

2. Lubbock County’s first jail, approved in 1891, also served as a schoolhouse and a meeting place for local church congregations and social events.

True

3. Prior to the building of the Municipal Coliseum and Auditorium in the 1950s, where were many of the city’s concerts and other major events held?

b. Lubbock High auditorium

4. One of the city’s first water wells was drilled at Fifth Street and Avenue J in 1909 with a small pump building.

True

NOTE: Last week’s centennial quiz about a church holding its first services in a theater created some confusion. The question and answer correctly mentioned that St. Luke’s United Methodist Church first began meeting at the Village Theater on 34th Street. St. John’s United Methodist Church also began meeting at a local movie theater, but it was the State Theater on University Avenue.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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