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University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 39.117 W 082° 20.513
17R E 370123 N 3280972
Quick Description: The University of Florida campus landscape was designed by the Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., in the 1920s. Today, the campus is listed as an historic district on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2011 3:12:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMC4FY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
Views: 6

Long Description:
An historical marker on campus reads: "The University of Florida Campus Historic District and two individual campus buildings were listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 and 1990 in recognition of their architectural and cultural significance and the coherence of the campus plan. The buildings were designed by architects William A. Edwards from 1905 to 1924 and Rudolph Weaver from 1925 to 1939 in the Collegiate Gothic style. The landscape plan was developed in 1926 by Olmsted Brothers, the firm that designed New York's Central Park. The historic campus reflects the university's rich heritage and the significant place it holds in Florida's educational history."

From Wikipedia:

"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 building plus the Plaza of the Americas) to the district."

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

Type of Public Space: Campus

Job Number: 07525

Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the park to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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