Ransom Canyon is a residential community in Lubbock County of West Texas, United States. The population was 1,096 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lubbock Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Ransom Canyon has some unusually designed homes, including the Lawson Rock House and the Steel House, both designed by Robert R. Bruno (1945-2008). The steel house was featured on an episode of Texas Country Reporter with Bob Phillips shortly before Bruno's death.
Ransom Canyon water tower
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The town of Ransom Canyon is located within Yellow House Canyon, at the eastern edge of the Llano Estacado. Yellow House Canyon was carved by the North Fork Double Mountain Fork Brazos River. This stream has been dammed multiple times to form Buffalo Springs Lake and Lake Ransom Canyon.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), of which 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 16.38%, is water.
Gust-front dust cloud moving across the Llano Estacado toward Ransom Canyon
On June 25 and 26 of 2013, Ransom Canyon was the site of a Vogue (magazine) fall-fashion photo shoot. Three models,Raquel Zimmermann, Toni Garrn and brother Niklas Garrn, were photographed by Steven Klein in and around Robert Bruno's steel house, sometimes wearing Google Glass. Photographs appear in the September 2013 issue of Vogue.
Model Toni Garrn standing on top of Robert Bruno's steel house.
Models Toni Garrn and brother Niklas Garrn strike a pose for Vogue.
Model Raquel Zimmermann standing on the rim of Yellow House Canyon.