Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
University of Florida
First known as Science Hall, this building opened in 1910. It housed classes in physics, chemistry, botany, horticulture, zoology, bacteriology and pharmacy. In 1955 the building was renamed Flint Hall in honor of Edward Rawson Flint. Dr. Flint was the first professor of chemistry and resident physician at the University. He held a Ph.D. from the University of Gottingen in Germany and a degree in medicine from Harvard University.
The restoration of this historic building in 2001, with its new auditorium and service tower, was made possible by a generous gift from Kenneth and Janet Keene adding to funds from the State of Florida. Kenneth graduated from P.K. Yonge in 1943 and then enrolled at the University. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he returned to the campus and earned a B.S. Degree with honors in 1947. The next year he received a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and then launched a career as an actuary, holding a number of executive positions with large insurance related firms. Janet attended Brigham Young University and joined American Airlines as a flight attendant, a position that she held until early
Erected by University of Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Education • Horticulture & Forestry • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
Location. 29° 39.102′ N, 82° 20.631′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Newell Drive (Florida Route 26) south of West University Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the University of Florida Campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Newell Drive, Gainesville FL 32612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leigh Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Krishna Lunch (about 500 feet away); Griffin/Floyd Hall (about 500 feet away); Children’s Literature Collection (about 600 feet away); University of Florida Historic Campus (about 600 feet away); Thomas Hall (about 700 feet away); Peabody Hall (about 700 feet away); Sledd Hall (about 700 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 June 12, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 12, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.