University of Florida Campus Historic District

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University of Florida Campus Historic District
Gville UF Auditorium04.jpg
University Auditorium, a contributing property to the district[2]
University of Florida Campus Historic District is located in Florida
University of Florida Campus Historic District
Location Gainesville, Florida
Coordinates 29°39′1″N 82°20′38″W / 29.65028°N 82.34389°W / 29.65028; -82.34389Coordinates: 29°39′1″N 82°20′38″W / 29.65028°N 82.34389°W / 29.65028; -82.34389
Area 650 acres (2.6 km2)
Built 1906-1939
Architect William Augustus Edwards; Rudolph Weaver
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival, Other
Governing body University of Florida
NRHP Reference # 89000322[1]
Added to NRHP April 20, 1989

The University of Florida Campus Historic District is a historic district on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The district, bounded by West University Avenue, Southwest 13th Street, Stadium Road and North-South Drive, encompasses approximately 650 acres (2.6 km2) and contains 11 listed buildings plus contributing properties. On April 20, 1989, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. On June 24, 2008, additional information was approved which resulted in the addition of 6 contributing properties (5 buildings plus the Plaza of the Americas to the district.)[3][4]

Listed buildings in the district[edit]

Note: These were all designed by William Augustus Edwards, although Rolfs Hall was finished by Rudolph Weaver.[5]

Contributing properties in the district[edit]

Note: These were designed by Rudolph Weaver, except for University Auditorium, which was designed by William Augustus Edwards.

Added in 2008[edit]

Other campus buildings on the National Register[edit]

Note: These are outside the district:

Destroyed buildings in the district[edit]

  • Johnson Hall (originally known as University Commons) was UFs original dining hall. Located west of Dauer, it was designed by William Augustus Edwards, built 1912 and burned 1987. The Academic Advising Center now occupies the site.
  • Old Benton Hall (originally the Engineering Building), was designed by William Augustus Edwards, built 1911 and demolished 1966. Grinter Hall, built in 1971, now occupies the site.
  • Original Post Office, third building on campus, demolished before 1977 to make way for General Purpose Building A, now Turlington Hall.[7]

Campus landscaping[edit]

Looking north across the plaza, towards Library West
Looking south across the plaza, towards the Auditorium

In 1927 Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. did a landscape plan for UF. In 1931 the central plaza became the Plaza of the Americas.[8]

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