Texas Historical Marker recognizes the Nicolett Hotel - FOX34 Lubbock

Texas Historical Marker recognizes the Nicolett Hotel

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Lubbock County commemorated part of its rich and vibrant history Wednesday. Judge Curtis Parrish and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Griffith unveiled the State of Texas Historical Marker for the Nicolett Hotel.

Built in 1889, the Nicolett was large for its time with 18 rooms. It brought settlers in from across Texas. 

"Two little villages sprang up, and they were rivals. It took a compromise meeting -- a series of compromise meetings -- at the Nicolett Hotel to arrive at a decision to bring both communities here at the corner of Broadway and Buddy Holly Avenue," member of the Lubbock County Historical Commission Paul Carlson said. 

After that deal, the Nicolett moved to what is now Courthouse Square. That's where the marker stands. 

After renovations in the early 1900's, someone bought and tore down the hotel in the 40's. 

This site now stands as one of the more than 60 state historical markers in Lubbock County. 

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