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The Century Tower UF

Historic District

University of Florida Campus Historic District


Century Tower Doors UF, Gainesville, Fl.

The Century Tower is a 157-foot-tall (48 m) carillon tower in the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. It was built in 1953 by William Augustus Edwards.This is the front door of the tower.

Century Tower is one of the most identifiable features of the University of Florida campus. The dream of building a tower began in 1953, when alumni sought funds to construct a monument in memory of students killed in World War I and World War II. The tower also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Florida in 1853. The fund drive resulted in the construction of the 157-foot-tall tower, completed in 1956.

Contributing Building - University of Florida Campus Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #89000322

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29.64865556, -82.34334444

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Century Tower Doors UF; UF University of Florida; Tower; 100 years commemoration; Alachua County (Fl.); College campuses --- Florida --- Gainesville.; Images; photographs


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