South Florida Military College

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South Florida Military College
Bartow South Florida Mil Coll01.jpg
South Florida Military College is located in Florida
South Florida Military College
South Florida Military College is located in the US
South Florida Military College
Location Bartow, Florida
Coordinates 27°53′09″N 81°50′33″W / 27.8858°N 81.8425°W / 27.8858; -81.8425Coordinates: 27°53′09″N 81°50′33″W / 27.8858°N 81.8425°W / 27.8858; -81.8425
Built 1895
Architectural style Frame Vernacular
NRHP reference # 72000349[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1972

The South Florida Military and Educational Institute was established in 1895 by Evander M. Law in Bartow, Florida, United States and is considered as one of several predecessors of the University of Florida. It was renamed the South Florida Military College in 1903 and was granted the authority to confer degrees. The school stressed scientific and technological studies. The college was abolished in 1905 by the Buckman Act and some of its civil engineering equipment was transferred to the University of Florida at Gainesville.[2] The College's remaining building is a historic site located at 1100 South Broadway. On July 24, 1972, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ University of Florida, A Guide to the South Florida Military College Miscellany. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/archome/Series165.htm
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places: Florida, Polk County. http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/FL/Polk/state2.html

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