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Built in 1911 by Lubbock pioneers R. D. and Maud Benson, the house was purchased by "Mr. Lubbock" A. B. Davis in 1928 and remained as the Davis Family residence until 1986.

A. B. Davis was manager of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce from 1924 to 1962 and was one of the early visionaries who helped build the infrastructure of the city.

Davis directed efforts to pave many highways and farm-to-market roads, secure and improve Mackenzie State Park and Buffalo Lake, and build the Hotel Lubbock. He also helped locate and promote the Lubbock Airport, direct the campaign to complete Jones Stadium, and secure the Canadian River Dam project. During World War II, Davis was instrumental in the location of two Air Force Training bases in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas. 

The A.B. Davis house represents a rare example of a high-styled bungalow, displaying the multigabled roof, wide overhanging eaves, rafter ends, deep porches with large square brick posts, and multipaned windows typical of the style at its grandest. The A.B. Davis house also boasts fine craftsmanship throughtout the interior, including beautiful paneling, an unusual fireplace, and built-in-bookcases in original condition.

~ Lubbock Heritage Society newsletter, Autumn 2000, Vol. 4 Issue 1

The Latest on the A. B. Davis House

The LHS sponsored a Happy-Hour Tour of the historic house on May 18, 2000, providing guests with drinks and hors d'oeuvres on the front porch and the opportunity to tour the grounds and original interior of this classic craftsman-style bungalow.
For once the weather cooperated, and some 200 eager and curious participants joined Society members for a late-spring tour of a splendid heritage home that was under new ownership and restoration as a family residence.

The house was being renovated in 2012.

The A.B. Davis House


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