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Peabody Hall

University of Florida

 
 
Peabody Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Peabody Hall Marker
Inscription.  
In 1912, the George Peabody Education Fund, a foundation that supported education in the South, granted $40,000 for the construction of a Teacherís College building. Peabody Hall was completed the following year and the College of Education remained there until 1934. History, political science, sociology, philosophy, and psychology also had offices and classes in Peabody Architecture used the top floor for design classes. The library collection of approximately 15,000 volumes was moved from Thomas Hall to Peabody where it remained until 1925. The student newspaper, the Alligator, had its first office in Peabody. In 1991 the building was renovated and is now used for student services.
 
Erected by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 29° 39.027′ N, 82° 20.53′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Murphree Way north of Union Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is near the western edge of Plaza
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of the Americas. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Union Rd, Gainesville FL 32603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Childrenís Literature Collection (a few steps from this marker); POW/MIA Freedom Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Latin American Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall M. Criser (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker Hall (about 300 feet away); University Auditorium (about 400 feet away); Grinter Hall (about 400 feet away); Krishna Lunch (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Peabody Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Peabody Hall Marker
Peabody Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
3. Peabody Hall
Peabody Hall Historical Register of Historic Places Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
4. Peabody Hall Historical Register of Historic Places Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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