Yulee Area

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Yulee-Mallory-Reid Dormitory Complex
Gville UF Reid01.jpg
Reid Hall, part of the complex
Yulee Area is located in Florida
Yulee Area
Yulee Area is located in the US
Yulee Area
Location Gainesville, Florida, USA
Coordinates 29°38′50″N 82°20′28″W / 29.64722°N 82.34111°W / 29.64722; -82.34111Coordinates: 29°38′50″N 82°20′28″W / 29.64722°N 82.34111°W / 29.64722; -82.34111
Built 1950[2]
Architect Guy Fulton[2]
MPS University of Florida Campus MPS[1]
NRHP Reference # 08000552[1]
Added to NRHP June 24, 2008[1]
Mallory Hall

Yulee Area (also known as the Yulee-Mallory-Reid Dormitory Complex) is a historic residence hall area at 13th Street and Inner Road, SW, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida in the United States. It is the site of the first permanent dormitories built for women after the campus became co-educational in 1947.[2] On June 24, 2008, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

History[edit]

Built in 1950, the four story Mallory, Reid and Yulee halls were designed by Florida Board of Control architect Guy Fulton in a simple, contemporary style in keeping with the board's mandate not to use the more expensive Collegiate Gothic architectural style that had prevailed on campus since its creation in 1905. Fulton, though, did manage to unify the new buildings with the older ones by using the same basic materials of "clay roof tiles, redbrick and stone or concrete trim." Mallory was named for Angela Mallory, wife of U.S. Senator and Confederate cabinet member Stephen Mallory, Reid was named for Mary Martha Reid, a prominent Confederate nurse during the American Civil War, and Yulee was named for Nancy Wycliffe Yulee, daughter of Kentucky Governor and U.S. Postmaster General Charles A. Wickliffe and wife of U.S. Senator David Levy Yulee. These were the first UF buildings to be named for women, albeit in two cases for women whose prominence was based mainly on that of their fathers or husbands.[3]

Yulee Hall[edit]

Yulee Hall, the flagship dormitory of the area, contains 94 rooms in single, double and triple style and can house 177 students. It is co-ed by floor. The Yulee area office is located on the first floor of the dorm.[4]

Global Living Learning Community[edit]

The hall is home to the Global Living Learning Community, a program designed to teach residents cultural awareness and keep them in touch with current global events while preparing them to be world leaders.[4]

Mallory Hall[edit]

Mallory Hall contains 91 rooms in single, double and triple style and can hold 175 students. It was the last remaining women-only hall until fall of 2004 when it became co-ed by floor.[5]

Reid Hall[edit]

Reid Hall contains 86 rooms in single, double and triple style and can house 166 students. It is co-ed by floor.[6]

Fine Arts Living Learning Community[edit]

Located across Inner Road from the College of Fine Arts, Reid is also home to the Fine Arts Living Learning Community, a program designed to nurture students in the visual and performing arts programs.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Weekly List Of Actions Taken On Properties: 6/23/08 through 6/27/08". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-07-03. 
  2. ^ a b c Historic Campus - Mallory-Yulee-Reid Halls
  3. ^ McCarthy, Kevin, and Laurie, Murray D., Guide to the University of Florida and Gainesville, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, 1997, pp. 204-205
  4. ^ a b Global Living Learning Community at Yulee Hall Archived September 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Mallory Hall on UF Housing Archived October 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ a b Fine Arts Living Learning Community at Reid Hall Archived September 30, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.