J. I. Allison House

The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band "The Crickets," lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That'll Be the Day.”  

The restoration project was made possible through generous support from:

Art Cuevas Construction, The CH Foundation, City of Lubbock, Civic Lubbock, Inc., Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts/Lubbock Area Foundation, West Texas Homebuilders Association and numerous community businesses.

Allison House

J.I. Allison House Tour Times



Tuesday - Saturday

11am,  1pm  &  3pm

Contact the Center for questions regarding tours.

J. I. Allison House Engraved Brick or Tile Order Form

The Buddy Holly Center is taking orders for the J.I. Allison House's engraved bricks or tiles. Bricks and tiles are a great way to be recognized as supporters of this restoration project or to have a special dedication in memory or in honor of someone.

The price of each customized engraved brick is $125 for a four by eight (4x8) inch brick and $500 for a eight by eight (8x8) inch tile. The brick or tile will have space for 2 lines with up to 14 characters per line. The third line will read "Supporter."

To order your customized brick or tile download the form below, fill in the information and return it to the Buddy Holly Center at 1801 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79401.