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Mechanic Arts

University of Florida

 
 
Mechanic Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
1. Mechanic Arts Marker
Inscription.  
A curriculum in the mechanic arts, as engineering was known, began at the Florida Agricultural College in Lake City in 1884 and stressed practical knowledge ("…a graduate’s value is not based on what he knows, but what he can do.") Later, a School of Technology was established that became the College of Engineering in 1910. The College grew to be one of the nation’s largest technical schools and a leader in innovative technologies. Advances in radio technology, hurricane tracking, solar energy and biomaterials are among the innovations made at the college. This site marks the first engineering complex on campus, which included Walker Hall and the original Benton Hall. Benton Hall, built in 1911, was demolished in 1967.
 
Erected 2009 by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 29° 38.941′ N, 82° 20.519′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Stadium Road and Murphree Way, on the right
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when traveling west. Marker located within the University of Florida Campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Grinter Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); African Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Latin American Studies (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); University Auditorium (about 400 feet away); University of Florida (about 400 feet away); This Tower (about 400 feet away); Century Tower Carillon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Mechanic Arts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 24, 2020
2. Mechanic Arts Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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