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Near Venus in Highlands County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill

 
 
Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
1. Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill Marker
Inscription.  These buildings were designed and built during 1930-1935 by Alexander Blair for the Red Hill Estate of John A. Roebling II, son of Washington A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge. The industrial vernacular buildings (structures meant to house industrial activities) were constructed of poured concrete to withstand hurricanes and the humid sub-tropical conditions. The largest building, with its distinctive saw-tooth roof, features an original seven-unit storehouse and attached two-story residence. Other buildings include the garage, generator building, and the deep-well pump house. In 1941, Roebling donated the buildings and surrounding estate to Richard Archbold (1907-1976), a famous aviator, explorer and patron of science. Here he founded Archbold Biological Station, a world-renowned facility dedicated to ecological research and conservation. The Roebling buildings were converted to laboratories and offices. The Station manages a 9,000-acre preserve of international conservation importance, and harboring the Florida scrub, a globally threatened ecosystem. Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic
Wide view of the Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
2. Wide view of the Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill Marker
Places in 2007, for its historical significance in architecture, science, and conservation.
 
Erected 2008 by the Archibold Biological Station and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-643.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 27° 10.928′ N, 81° 21.125′ W. Marker is near Venus, Florida, in Highlands County. Marker can be reached from Cottage Drive south of Main Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Main Drive, Venus FL 33960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
View of the Archbold Biological Station-Main Building (ca. 1930) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
3. View of the Archbold Biological Station-Main Building (ca. 1930)
Originally built as the Red Hill Estate & Storehouse, later converted for research use. Walls of poured concrete were constructed to withstand hurricanes. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007
View of the Archbold Biological Station-Main Building research facilities (ca. 1930) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
4. View of the Archbold Biological Station-Main Building research facilities (ca. 1930)
Originally built as the Red Hill Storehouse, later converted for research use. Walls of poured concrete were constructed to withstand hurricanes. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007
Archbold Biological Station and Preserve image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
5. Archbold Biological Station and Preserve
One of the many habitats among the more than 8,000 protected acres around the Biological Station.
Red Hill Estate-pump house (ca. 1933) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
6. Red Hill Estate-pump house (ca. 1933)
View of the Red Hill Estate Storehouse detail image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, March 13, 2014
7. View of the Red Hill Estate Storehouse detail
The copper-clad loading dock door built to withstand the elements and insects.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 23, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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