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Bryan Hall

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 28, 2011
1. Bryan Hall Marker
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Nathan Philemon Bryan was born in Ft. Mason, Florida, in 1872. In 1893 he earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory College, followed in 1895 by a law degree from Washington and Lee University. That year he opened a law practice in Jacksonville, Florida. The Bryan family was active in civic and political affairs and close to Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward. In 1905, Governor Broward appointed Nathan Bryan to the newly created Board of Control, overseeing Florida’s institutions of higher learning. The board unanimously elected Bryan as its first chair. During his four years in that post, he pressed successfully for the establishment of a law school at the University of Florida. From 1911 until 1917, Bryan served as U.S. senator from Florida. In 1920, he became a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court, which position he held until his death in Jacksonville, in 1935.

The Law College at the University of Florida first met in 1909, in Thomas Hall. Thirty-one students made up the initial class, meeting there or later in Language (now Anderson) Hall until 1914, when Bryan Hall was completed. Built by contractor J.L. Crouse of Madison,
Bryan Hall Marker (<i>wide view; marker visible "edge-on"; in front of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 26, 2011
2. Bryan Hall Marker (wide view; marker visible "edge-on"; in front of door)
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Florida, at a cost of $24,000, Bryan Hall was designed by architect William A. Edwards, who was also responsible for the University’s comprehensive plan. This structure follows Edwards’ established Collegiate Gothic style, with brick exterior fabric and terra cotta adornments, but without parapets or a cornice. Instead, overhanging eaves, similar to those found on contemporary Florida bungalows, distinguished the building. In 1948, extensive renovations were made to accommodate an addition, completed in 1950, which resulted in the wing adjoining the north end of the original structure. Bryan Hall was dedicated on November 20, 1914, in honor of Nathan P. Bryan, and housed the College of Law until 1969. It is now part of the College of Business Administration.

This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 29° 39.068′ N, 82° 20.421′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from NE State Road 24 (U.S. 441) north of Union Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the courtyard directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1384 Union Road, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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3. Nathan Philemon Bryan
walking distance of this marker. Integration Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall M. Criser (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); University of Florida Historic Campus (about 600 feet away); Peabody Hall (about 600 feet away); John James Tigert (about 600 feet away); Children’s Literature Collection (about 600 feet away); Walker Hall (about 700 feet away); Latin American Studies (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Also see . . .  Nathan Philemon Bryan. Wikipedia entry:
After his congressional service, Bryan declined the appointment as Governor General of the Philippine Islands by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917. Bryan returned to the practice of law and also became a trustee of Emory University. On April 23, 1920, Bryan was nominated by President Woodrow Wilson to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, to a seat vacated by Robert Lynn Batts. He was confirmed by the United States Senate and received commission the same day. He held this position until his death. (Submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Bryan Hall Sign (<i>located near marker; in front of the newer north wing</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 28, 2011
4. Bryan Hall Sign (located near marker; in front of the newer north wing)
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5. Bryan Hall
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Bryan Hall (<i>wide view facing west; newer north wing is to the right</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, September 26, 2011
6. Bryan Hall (wide view facing west; newer north wing is to the right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3. submitted on February 26, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6. submitted on January 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 3, 2022