Gallery: Texas Tech Dairy Barn ribbon cutting officially opens revered building
By: Norman Martin
Years of work aimed at saving a Texas Tech University iconic landmark, the Dairy Barn, culminated this morning (Oct. 16) with the official ribbon-cutting of the newly renovated building in the heart of the sprawling South Plains campus. With its prime location, the Dairy Barn is an ideal collaborative and conference space for Texas Tech students, faculty, staff and alumni, said William Brown, dean of Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.
Today's opening featured two large meeting areas on the barn's first floor and loft spaces, as well as the addition of several offices in what were originally livestock stalls. Built in 1926, the state-of-the-art structure at the time was designed by Fort Worth architect Wyatt Hedrick. By 1931, the university's Dairy Manufactures Department, was self-supporting, furnishing milk and ice cream to campus cafeterias and the Lubbock community.
CONTACT: William Brown, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org