Idalou's Palm Room was music club, ballroom in mid-'50s to mid-'70s
EDITOR’S NOTE: “Caprock Chronicles” is a weekly series of short articles and essays that examines the life, people, events and historical places of our region’s past. Paul Carlson, professor emeritus of history at Texas Tech, writes or edits each contribution in the series. Today’s essay, by Christena Stephens, an independent writer and history of Lubbock photographer, reviews the former Palm Room ballroom.
Imagine a Polynesian island paradise in Lubbock County — a place where upon arrival you are saluted by a 7-foot-tall Tiki statue.