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Below are photos from our May 31st program on the history of the Home Management House at Texas Tech University. The 2-story brick house has been lovingly renovated by the College of Human Sciences and still retains much of its charm and historic details. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ran a wonderful story on this historic house titled "The A-J Remembers: Students Once Developed Skills at Practice House" as a precursor to the program. Photos courtesy of Lonnie Wheeler.

Texas Tech University Archivist and LHS Board member Lynn Whitfield served as the presenter for this program. Between 1928 and the early 1960s female students majoring in Home Economics were required to reside in the practice house for several weeks to gain experience running a household, serving as hostess, and caring after a small child.

Attendees waiting for the Home Management House program to begin. Five of the ladies in attendance were residents of the house during their time as Home Economics majors at Texas Tech.

Attendees enjoyed refreshments from the historic Slaton Bakery following the presentation. The downstairs of the house has been converted to useful meeting spaces. Upstairs the rooms have been converted into office space for various programs in the College of Human Sciences.

Original eagle detail above what was once the front door of the Home Management House. The house became boxed in on three sides when Doak Hall and Weeks Hall were built. The children's playground is on the west side of the building.

Exterior view of the south side of the Home Management House on the campus Texas Tech University. The house officially opened in January of 1928 and is now currently known as "The Cottage."

LHS President Pam Brink standing by the south side of the old Home Management House. The once open side porch has been enclosed and turned into a lovely sun room.

Texas Tech map showing where the house is located. It cannot be seen from the street.

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