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United States of America
Lubbock
Texas

Memorial Circle
(Administration building of Texas Tech University)

Gallery of Heroes

(artist?)
1924

Lubbock /  Gallery of Heroes

Description

Ten carved portrait medallions of historical U.S. figures and Texas heroes at the front façade of the Administration Building of Texas Tech University.
East side:

Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
1. Christopher Columbus
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
2. George Washington
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
3. Abraham Lincoln
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
4. Robert Edward Lee
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
5. Thomas Woodrow Wilson

  1. Christopher Columbus (Cogoleto c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506), navigator, colonizer, and explorer from the Republic of Genoa (Wikipedia).
  2. George Washington (Westmoreland County, Virginia 1732 - Mount Vernon, Virginia 1799), First president of the United States, 1789-1797 (Wikipedia).
  3. Abraham Lincoln (Hardin County, Kentucky, 1809 - Washington, D.C., 1865), 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865 (Wikipedia).
  4. Robert Edward Lee (Stratford Hall, Virginia, 1807 - Lexington, Virginia, 1870), commanding general of the Confederate army in the American Civil War (Wikipedia).
  5. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (Staunton, Virginia, 1856 - Washington, D.C., 1924), 28th President of the United States (1913-1921) (Wikipedia).
West side:

Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
6. James Stephen `Big Jim` Hogg
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
7. Albert Sidney Johnston
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
8. David Crockett
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
9. Stephen Fuller Austin
Lubbock - Gallery of Heroes
10. Samuel (Sam) Houston

  1. James Stephen 'Big Jim' Hogg (Rusk, Texas, 1851-Houston, Texas, 1906), the first native governor of Texas, 1891-1895 (Wikipedia).
  2. Albert Sidney Johnston (Washington, Kentucky, 1803 - Hardin County, Tennessee, 1862), Texas Army general, and a Confederate States general (Wikipedia).
  3. David Crockett (Greene County, Tennessee, 1786 - Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas, 1836), celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician (Wikipedia).
  4. Stephen Fuller Austin (Wythe County, Virginia, 1793 - West Columbia, Texas, 1836), known as the Father of Texas, led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States (Wikipedia).
  5. Samuel (Sam) Houston (Rockbridge County, Virginia, 1793 - Huntsville, Texas, 1863), 3rd President of the Republic of Texas (1841-1844). (Wikipedia). On the north side of the building are seals of the six nations under the flags of which Texas has been: France, Spain, Mexico, The Republic of Texas, The Confederacy and the United States. One name that appears above the salle port gives modern-day students a laugh: evidently early-day Texas stone workers were not familiar with the classic artist and etched in his name as "Michael Angelo".

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    Tags

  6. Columbus, Christopher
  7. Crockett, David
  8. Hero
  9. Hogg, James Stephen `Big Jim`
  10. Houston, Sam
  11. Johnston, Albert S.
  12. Lee, Robert E.
  13. Lincoln, Abraham
  14. Politician
  15. President
  16. Washington, George
  17. Wilson, Woodrow
  18. Location N 33°35'0" W 101°52'28"

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    Item Code: ustx01; Added: 29 October 2000  / Photograph: 11 October 2010

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