Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
University of Florida
The cornerstone for the University Auditorium was laid in 1922. Complete with a fine pipe cigar given by Dr. Andrew Anderson of St. Augustine, the building was dedicated in 1925. The architectural firm of Edwards and Sayward designed this elegant Collegiate Gothic structure with a cathedral-like interior and a lofty tower as the centerpiece of the campus. Phase I of the project was built without the tower. A tower reminiscent of original design now standing to the west was completed in 1955. Through the years chapel services, classes, convocations, commencement ceremonies, dance recitals, musical and dramatic events, and lecturers by many distinguished scholars and public figures have been presented here. The University Auditorium building was not considered completed until the north wing, designed by James McGinley was added in 1976-77.
Erected by University of Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 29° 38.977′ N, 82° 20.575′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Newell Drive, Gainesville FL 32611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. University of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Latin American Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); African Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); Grinter Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); This Tower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Krishna Lunch (about 300 feet away); Turlington Rock, 1984 (about 300 feet away); Griffin/Floyd Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 107 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.