Lubbock’s Depot District was never a residential neighborhood, and is instead an example of an especially ingenious reuse of existing commercial buildings. The largest city on Texas’s South Plains, Lubbock has long been nicknamed the “Hub City,” as the commercial heart of the region. After the railway closed in 1953, the depot became the Buddy Holly Center (honoring one of the city’s most famous sons) Other nearby buildings from the early 20th century buildings became the basis of Lubbock’s Depot District including the Cactus Theater, a live performance space in a 1938 movie theater, and Blue Light Live, another theater where Buddy Holly’s spirit lives on. The Triple J Chophouse and the Ranch House Restaurants are favorite local spots.
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