Builders set to begin work on local church
1923 With practically all necessary material now on the ground, actual construction work on the Baptist church on Main Street will begin this morning, and as the builders are known throughout the Plains country for the rapidity with which they complete their jobs it will be but a few months until the complete structure will be turned over to the congregation.
The Rev. Ben F. Dixon of First Baptist Church is joined by his daughters Norma and Beulah with baby Solon Tubbs in this 1908 photo..
The people of the Baptist church have been energetic in raising the necessary funds, and are to be congratulated for taking hold of the work of building the church with the courage they have shown.
Lubbock churches are distinctively Lubbock products. Though there have been a great many days elapsed since the "dugouts" were completed and the separate congregations have planned to build the churches to completion shortly after the builders had finished the first contracts, there is still that enthusiasm that marked their going from the frame structures, and few more years will see still more completions made.
The Rev. Bowen, pastor of the church, has been one of the ring leaders in everything of a progressive nature for Lubbock, and his efforts are to be appreciated by the entire population of Lubbock.
Energetic pastors, church buildings second to none in the state and still more building programs being mapped out, compose the church situation in Lubbock at this time.