Lubbock's Federal Building and United States Court House, located at the southeast corner of Broadway and Texas Avenue, was dedicated on Aug. 23, 1971, and was renamed the George H. Mahon Federal Building in 1994 to honor Lubbock's longtime U.S. representative.
Until the building opened, Lubbockites had to drive all over town to locate the federal office they were looking for.
Many were housed in the federal building on 19th Street, just east of Avenue Q, a building which now serves as part of the Lubbock Independent School District's central office.
But since 1971, most federal agencies that have offices in Lubbock have been under the same roof. The eight-story building was constructed at a cost of $4.7 million.