Griffin-Floyd Hall

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Floyd Hall
Griffin-Floyd Hall is located in Florida
Griffin-Floyd Hall
Location Gainesville, Florida
Coordinates 29°38′59″N 82°20′38″W / 29.64972°N 82.34389°W / 29.64972; -82.34389Coordinates: 29°38′59″N 82°20′38″W / 29.64972°N 82.34389°W / 29.64972; -82.34389
Architect William A. Edwards
NRHP Reference # 79000655[1]
Added to NRHP June 27, 1979

Griffin-Floyd Hall (originally known as Floyd Hall) is a historic academic building located on the northeastern portion of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. On June 27, 1979, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It currently houses the Department of Philosophy and Department of Statistics.


Griffin-Floyd Hall is named for Major Wilbur Leonidas Floyd, one of three graduate students to receive the first master's degrees ever awarded by the University of Florida, and assistant dean of the College of Agriculture from 1915 to 1938, and for Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., an alumnus of the college and a successful agricultural businessman.

Early Use[edit]

Built in 1912, the building was originally used in part to house animal husbandry faculty. Located near the university's dairy, the first floor once held a cattle judging arena. The second floor housed a chapel for daily religious exercise.

Floyd Hall in 1915

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  • McCarthy, Kevin M.; Laurie, Murray D. (1997). Guide to the University of Florida and Gainesville. Sarasota, Fla.: Pineapple Press. ISBN 1561641340. 

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