As a part of our overall mission, Civic Lubbock, Inc. is committed to preserving our musical heritage. The JI Allison House Project involves the restoration of a landmark building, the boyhood home of Jerry "JI" Allison. In this house about 55 years ago, the music was written that launched Buddy Holly and the Crickets to the forefront of a new kind of music - Rock & Roll.
Financially, this project would not have been possible without generous grants from The CH Foundation and the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts of the Lubbock Area Foundation as well as the efforts of Art Cuevas Construction, the West Texas Home Builders Association and many other vendors who donated their time and materials to this project.
Additional fundraising efforts are needed, however, to ensure that the project can be completed in late spring/early summer. If you would like to support the preservation of Lubbock's musical heritage, we invite you to purchase an engraved brick or tile. The engraved bricks and tiles will be located in the sidewalks surrounding the house. Those who purchase a Brick or Tile between now and when the restoration is completed will be recognized as a "Founder."
To purchase a brick or tile, please print out and complete this Allison House Engraved Brick Form. Please return the completed form along with your payment to:
Civic Lubbock, Inc.
1501 Mac Davis Lane Lubbock, TX 79401
The Board of Directors of Civic Lubbock, Inc. feels that this house, which is now located next to the Buddy Holly Center, will add to the appeal of the Buddy Holly Center, the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, the West Texas Walk of Fame and the Buddy Holly Statue and will give visitors and the citizens of Lubbock an opportunity to step back in time when music and the world was changing.
Civic Lubbock, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to Civic Lubbock, Inc. for the bricks or tiles are tax deductible, since nothing of value will be received by the donor in return for the contribution. The donor will not be in possession of the brick or tile and therefore will not receive anything of value in exchange for the donation.
The donor may deduct the full value of the contribution for the brick or tile to the "maximum extent allowable under the law." Donors should always consult a qualified tax professional for advice as Civic Lubbock cannot provide tax advice.