Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jim and Alexis Pugh Hall
University of Florida
Mr. and Mrs. Pugh are recognized as shinning examples of philanthropy and community development throughout Central Florida. Jim Pugh earned his bachelor’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida in 1963. He then founded Epoch Properties, Inc, a diversified private real estate company with many successes in developing landmark large-scale developments. He has contributed to many civic successes in Florida.
Alexis Pugh has served on the University of Florida Foundation Board, the Steering Council for UF Women and was a member of the Florida Tomorrow Campaign Leadership Gifts Council. Both Jim and Alexis served on the Steering Council for the Florida Tomorrow capital campaign.
Completed in early 2008, Pugh Hall is home to the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. In addition to housing the Graham Center, Pugh Hall houses the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, which preserves accounts of Florida history, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, which teach the majority of the language and literature programs on campus and endorses the premise that to learn another language
A modern addition to the University of Florida landscape. Pugh Hall combines technological advances in building and construction while honoring its esteemed historic surroundings.
Erected by University of Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Education.
Location. 29° 38.961′ N, 82° 20.69′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Buckman Drive south of Union Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker located on the University of Florida campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 296 Buckman 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. Rolfs Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Newell Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Extension (within shouting distance of this marker); Manning J. Dauer, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Turlington Rock, 1984 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ralph D. Turlington (about 400 feet away); University Infirmary (about 400 feet away); Griffin/Floyd Hall (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
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