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    LEVELLAND MOSAIC WALLS

    Levelland, Texas - The City of Mosaics

    Levelland Tx "Through the Ages" Mosaic Wall
    "Through The Ages"
    Photo courtesy Barbara Brannon, March 2013

    "City of Mosaics"

    Levelland has nine fine mosaics throughout the city and is known as a "City of Mosaics." A mosaic is a 6000-year-old art technique in which cubes of glass tile are fixed in a pattern to make a work of art. The mosaics in town can be found at the Fine Arts Building, Student Services Building, and Science-Agriculture Buildings at South Plains College, Methodist Hospital, Levelland Clinic, Adult Learning Center, Hockley County Library and the Levelland Area Chamber of Commerce. - Shannon Prothro, August 30, 2003

    "Through The Ages"

    Although not a true mosaic, the stoneware clay tile mural "Through the Ages" on the south wall of Levelland's Chamber of Commerce building was created by guest artist Ruth McNay and students in 1994. With a Texas Commission on the Arts grant, organized by John Hope, students made and glazed clay tiles, which tell the history of Levelland. - Barbara A. Brannon, PhD, Executive Director, Texas Plains Trail Region, May 06, 2013

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    Levelland Tx Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Historical Marker on Courthouse Square, Hwy 114
    City of Levelland
    Surveyed and platted in 1912 as "Hockley City" by cereal magnate C. W. Post. Although only a barren townsite, place won race for county seat in 1921. The first meeting of county officers was held at future courthouse site -- in a Cadillac automobile. Soon city square boasted a temporary courthouse (16 by 32 feet), a well, and a community black-eyed pea patch. When a post office opened, in 1922, city was renamed Levelland, for its topography. Prosperity arrived with the coming of the railroad in 1925 and discovery of oil in the county in 1937.
    Levelland Tx Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx "Hockley County" Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx "Reading" Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx  "Children" Mosaic Wall
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
    Levelland Tx Mosaic Wall - Texas Flag , schoolhouse
    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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    Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, August 2009
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