Barrick, Mr and Mrs Nolan 1973-11-30

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Mr. and Mrs. Barrick discuss their association with Texas Tech architecture and also comment on William Ward Watkin’s contributions. Barrick was a professor of architecture at Texas Tech, and Mrs. Barrick was the daughter of William Ward Watkin, who designed the original buildings at Tech.

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Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. Nolan

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Date: November 30, 1973

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 50 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Barrick gives family background, Discusses her father's (William Ward Watkin) architecture work at Houston, Rice and Texas Tech architecture compared, Problems of Texas Tech architecturally noted, Texas Tech designed in Romanesque tradition with Spanish theme, Father's contribution to Tech architecture cited, Mr. Barrick describes his work with Mr. Watkin, Renovation of Christ Church Cathedral in Houston recalled, Frank Lloyd Wright's association with Mr. Watkin noted, Talks about association with new buildings at Texas Tech, First experiences at Texas Tech listed, Held two jobs at Tech, Became chairman of architecture department, Also was supervising architect for Texas Tech

Tape 1, Side 2: Mr. Barrick continues his discussion of work at Texas Tech comments on Campus Planning Committee, Traffic problems at Texas Tech, past and present, listed, Opinions on innercity Lubbock expressed, Mrs. Barrick's life in Europe as a child portrayed, Recounts her father's work as secretary of Southwest Conference, Worked to get Texas Tech in the Southwest Conference, Explanation of Mr. Barrick's work with Mr. Watkin given, Mr. Barrick classifies himself as an architect, Remember William Ward Watkin as a teacher

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