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Ruskin in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ruskin College President's Home

 
 
Ruskin College President's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 20, 2011
1. Ruskin College President's Home Marker
Inscription. Ruskin College opened in 1910 as a coeducational industrial and liberal arts college. It was located on part of a large tract of land purchased by Dr. George McA. Miller beginning in 1907 for the purpose of establishing a cooperative college and a planned community modelled on the philosophy of British social thinker, John Ruskin. Ruskin believed in making education available for everyone. Dr. Miller had previously established two other Ruskinian colleges in the mid-West and was devoted to the educational principle of combining intellectual endeavors with manual labor. His wife, Adeline Dickman Miller, designed the Swiss chalet style structure located near this marker. It was constructed in 1912 and was the only one of Ruskin College's original buildings to survive a fire in 1919. By that time the cooperative college had declined due to loss of students during World War I. In 1940, the Miller House was deeded by that family to the Ruskin Woman's Club. This structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It remains a symbol of the utopian origins of the community of Ruskin.
 
Erected 1976 by The Ruskin Woman's Club, in cooperation with the Department of State. (Marker Number F-246.)
 
Location. 27° 42.892′ 
Ruskin College President's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 20, 2011
2. Ruskin College President's Home Marker
Outside the Ruskin Woman's Club
N, 82° 26.056′ W. Marker is in Ruskin, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) and 5th Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling south on South Tamiami Trail. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 South Tamiami Trail, Ruskin FL 33570, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De Soto Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Gillette Community (approx. 9.7 miles away); Tampa as Port of Embarkation for Spanish American War (approx. 11.9 miles away); World's First Regularly Scheduled Commercial Airline (approx. 12.5 miles away); Peter Demens (approx. 12.5 miles away); The World's First Scheduled Airline (approx. 12.5 miles away); World Record (approx. 12.6 miles away); St. Petersburg Central Yacht Basin (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker stands along the highway outside the Adaline Dickman Miller Memorial Ruskin Woman's Club.

The marker is capped with the Great Seal of the State of Florida.
 
Regarding Ruskin College President's Home. The architecture of the Ruskin College President's Home's is Swiss Chalet influence with elements of Stick and Prairie styles.

The structure is listed with the National
Ruskin College President's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 20, 2011
3. Ruskin College President's Home Marker
Register of Historic Places
under the name "George McA. Miller House" (#74000630).
 
Categories. Education
 
Ruskin College President's Home - The George McA. Miller House image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 20, 2011
4. Ruskin College President's Home - The George McA. Miller House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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